Munster head coach Johann Van Graan was happy to see his side sign off on their Heineken Champions Cup campaign with a 33-6 bonus-point win over struggling Ospreys at Thomond Park.

Results in other fixtures on Saturday had ended Munster's hopes of qualifying for the last eight as a best runner-up. It is the first time in four years that the two-time European champions have failed to reach the quarter-final stage.

Munster recovered from falling six points behind in a scrappy first half of this dead-rubber Pool 4 game, hitting back with 33 unanswered points, including a brace of tries from CJ Stander and one each from Stephen Archer, man-of-the-match Conor Murray and 20-year-old replacement scrum-half Craig Casey.

Giving his reaction afterwards, Van Graan said: "I'm very happy with the win. We conceded a few penalties, I thought tactically we played really well today, finished our opportunities - really happy to go from 6-0 down to 33-6 up.

"I'm specifically happy for our supporters who came out today, it was brilliant to finish off like this. We're obviously disappointed that we did not progress to the next part of this competition.

"I'm not sure of what happened in all the other games, but I think we are a point or two short. If you look at the first five rounds we had one or two opportunities within our control which we didn't use. That's professional sport, it's literally moments."

The South African added: "I'm really proud of how the group stuck to their guns the last few weeks, specifically Peter (O'Mahony) and the leadership group. We are a tight bunch, we win together and lose together. Unfortunately, we came up short this time, we will definitely be back next season."