Munster head coach Johann van Graan savoured a perfect first start for his new out-half Joey Carbery, who shone in a Pro14 dismantling of the Ospreys on Friday night.

Carbery joined from Leinster over the summer with a view to establishing himself as a consistent starter having found himself in the shadow of Johnny Sexton.

He was terrific at Irish Independent Park, stamping his class all over the new 3G pitch and departing to a standing ovation just before the hour mark.

By then, it was job done for Carbery and for Munster, and a satisfied Van Graan was happy to share out the praise.

"I think if you play fly behind a pack of forwards that played like that it makes it a lot easier," he said of Carbery's display.

"We got a lot of go-forward from our maul and our scrum. But there were some special moments for Joey, that try of his...

"The thing that was most impressive for me was he had a 100% goal-kicking record. That was one of the things we targeted. There were some difficult kicks he kicked over." 

Tadhg Beirne also made his first start for Munster and Chris Cloete was excellent up front on his return after a lengthy spell out with injury. All in all, a good night's work then, though Van Graan wants more.

"We left one or two tries out there," he added. 

"I'd have loved to score one or two more but I took a lot of guys off earlier than usual. I broke a bit of rhythm on the 60-minute mark but it was great to see a lot of guys play.

"Any win is a good win. I'm happy with the bonus point right on the stroke of half-time."