Conor Murray commits to Ireland and Munster until 2022

Conor Murray has played 67 Tests for Ireland
Conor Murray has played 67 Tests for Ireland
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Scrum-half Conor Murray has committed his future to Ireland and Munster after signing a new deal that will keep him with the province until 2022.

The 29-year-old, who is currently recovering from a neck injury that he sustained during the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney signed the central contract in September.

Murray made his debut for Munster in 2010 and has represented them 116 times in which he scored 142 points. He was also part of the starting line-up in the side that went on to win the Celtic League final in 2011 when Munster defeated Leinster 19-9 at Thomond Park.

“I am delighted to have signed on with the IRFU until at least 2022," Murray said.

"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.”

His debut for Ireland came in 2011 and has gone on to play 67 Tests for the national side in which he scored 12 tries. He was also a key figure in Ireland's maiden Test series in South African soil in 2016 and also featured in Ireland's historic win over New Zealand in Chicago later that year.

Murray has also represented Ireland in 2011 and 2015 World Cups and has also played for British and Irish Lions five times in the 2013 and 2017 tours of Australia and New Zealand respectively combined.

“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," IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora said.

"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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