Conor Murray makes full return to training as Munster prepare to face Zebre

Conor Murray has made a full return to training as Munster prepare to face Zebre in the Pro14 Picture: Sportsfile

Conor Murray has made a full return to training as Munster prepare to face Zebre in the Pro14 Picture: Sportsfile

CONOR Murray has made a full return to training as Munster prepare to face Zebre in the Pro14, the province has confirmed.

Munster said the high-profile scrum-half, who has not featured for Munster or Ireland this season due to a neck injury, has returned to full team training. 

29-year-old Murray was at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night as Ireland beat the All-Blacks 16-9. 

The news on Murray follows Friday’s positive update on Chris Farrell, Conor Oliver, Ronan O’Mahony, Calvin Nash and Jaco Taute, who are also back in full team training.

Munster had earlier confirmed that New Zealand scrum-half Alby Mathewson had signed a three-month extension to remain at the province until the end of March 2019.

The squad is training at the High Performance Centre in Limerick this Monday ahead of Sunday’s Guinness PRO14 clash against Zebre in Parma – kicking off at 3.30pm Irish time.

A number of other players are progressing with rehabilitation according to Munster, including: Liam O’Connor (knee), Rhys Marshall (hamstring), Jean Kleyn (thumb), Tommy O’Donnell (ankle), Jack O’Donoghue (knee), Dave O’Callaghan (foot), James Hart (knee), Dan Goggin (knee), Stephen Fitzgerald (foot).