Glasgow coach Sean Lineen paid tribute to his team despite his anger at the Ospreys' cynical tactics in their 20-5 Magners League semi-final exit to the Ospreys.
Fly-half Dan Parks, in his last game for the club before joining Cardiff Blues next season, was not his usual assured self with the boot and missed two shots at goal as the Warriors trailed 7-0 at the interval.
Fergus Thomson’s try early in the second half brought Glasgow back into it but the home side pulled away leaving Lineen with mixed emotions.
He said: “They get away with murder. They do it very well and you've got to applaud them there.
“They are not rolling away, they're lying over it and making it very difficult for us to play.
“That's not sour grapes, because it doesn't change the fact that we didn't deserve to win the game.
“It's always difficult to play against the Ospreys because they are incredibly physical and the number of times they take players out off the ball... that's incredible too. And we get done for blocking!
“They are masters at playing the man and not the ball, but there is so much going on in the game that officials can't see it all.
“I'm so proud of the guys. You look at their effort - they emptied themselves out there.
“Glasgow and Scotland should be proud of them because they have stood toe to toe with the an incredibly talented squad tonight.
“It has been a massive few weeks, and there are a lot of broken bodies in that dressing room. We prepared well and there was belief there that we could have beaten them.”