Llanelli Scarlets coach Phil Davies insisted his side will play a part in deciding the qualifiers from Heineken Cup Pool Five despite going down to their fourth successive pool defeat to Munster.
The Scarlets remain pointless and rooted to the bottom of the table after today’s 22-13 loss at Thomond Park, during which they lost two players - Ben Broster and Alix Popham - to the sin bin.
Munster also had Marcus Horan sin-binned but tries from Jerry Flannery and Brian Carney book-ended what was a disjointed but largely effective display from the former European champions.
Scarlets boss Davies said: "It was a very intense game and both sets of players went at each other with great tenacity and intensity. It was quite a good game from our point of view.
"I'm disappointed that we didn't win which we came to do. Inefficiency cost us at times. We were in the game all through and there were a few occasions in the second half when if we kept the ball, we might have earned a penalty or a try."
Despite being out of the running for quarter-final qualification, Davies is adamant his side can round off the campaign with victories next month over Wasps and Clermont Auvergne.
"We want to win our last two games in the competition, certainly. I don't have a crystal ball to predict who will win the group. There are three fantastic sides left but we will play our part," he added.
"I was very pleased going in today at half-time at 14-7 down. But in the second half we didn't capitalise on our efforts. I am proud of the way the players played even if we got nothing out of the game. It's a difficult place to come to and win."