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26 Jan 2022

Christmas boost for Munster Rugby as Conor Murray commits future to province

Christmas boost for Munster Rugby as Conor Murray commits future to province

Munster Rugby and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray

MUNSTER Rugby and Ireland have announced this Thursday that Conor Murray has signed an IRFU contract extension which will see him continue his career at his home province up to at least the end of July 2024.

Limerick scrum-half Murray made his international debut against France in August 2011 in a Rugby World Cup warm-up game and has since gone on to represent his country at three Rugby World Cups (2011, 2015, 2019).

The Patrickswell native has won 92 caps for Ireland winning three Six Nations championship titles to date (2014, 2015, 2018).

He has toured with the British and Irish Lions on three occasions and during the summer was made tour captain in the absence of the injured Alun Wyn Jones.  He has played in eight Test matches for the Lions across the three tours (2013, 2017, 2021).
 
Murray made his Munster debut against Connacht in 2010 and has represented the province on 153 occasions scoring 170 points, winning a Celtic Cup title in 2011.  

Conor Murray, commented "I’m delighted and grateful to be able to continue living this dream of playing here in Ireland. With my home province Munster and the national squad, I truly believe there’s huge potential of success and that there will be many more big days ahead."

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, commented, "Conor has had some challenges in the past few seasons but has put some niggling injuries behind him to play a central role with Munster, Ireland and the Lions.  He is a popular figure in every squad he is involved in and adds a huge amount of experience and value to younger players coming through."
 

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