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Murray at Munster until 2022

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 5:09pm

Munster have received a timely boost head of their Champion's Cup opener on Saturday as it was confirmed yesterday that Conor Murray has signed a contract extension with the IRFU. Murray's extension will see him remain with Munster and Ireland until at least the end of June 2022. The scrum half is currently sidelined with a neck injury, although the nature and extent of his injury are unknown.

Murray, who began his professional career with Munster in 2010, has made 116 appearances with the province and the 29 year old is now considered one of the best scrum halves in the world.

The Limerick native made his international debut against France in August 2011 and has won 67 caps for Ireland. He started every game of the 2014 and 2015 6 Nations Championship successes as well wearing the number nine jersey in every game of the 2018 Grand Slam campaign. He has represented Ireland at the last two Rugby World Cups and is a two time British and Irish Lions selection.

Murray said: “I am delighted to have signed on with the IRFU until at least 2022. Over the past few seasons I’ve enjoyed great days in the green of Ireland and the red of my home province Munster. I love playing here and look forward to making more life long memories in the next few years.”

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented: “Conor is a genuinely world class player and he has illustrated this through the consistent quality of the performances he delivers for both Ireland and Munster. He has played a central role in driving the success that has been achieved at national level and we are delighted that he will continue to play his rugby in Ireland for at least the next three seasons.”

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