Downbeat Ronan O’Gara was forced to admit his side had been outgunned by a hungry Scarlets side in their Heineken Cup quarter-final at Stradey Park.

The Munster fly half could not hide his disappointment in post match interviews as he saw his European crown slip away after the 24-8 loss to the west Wales regional side

And O’Gara acknowledged Munster were well and truly beaten on the day.

“They had a real intensity to their game and had a hunger we couldn’t match,” he admitted.

 “We tried hard but were poor tonight, we made mistakes and turned over the ball at crucial timer

“We weren’t as sharp as we should have been,” he said ruefully.

But O’Gara – such a key figure in Munster’s European adventures of recent years – knows that his side have a togetherness that will see them bounce back from this disappointment

“The greatest thing about this Munster team is that we win together and we lose together. We will reassesses and come back stronger.”