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Murray Staying With Munster

10th December 2013 By Munster Rugby

The IRFU and Munster are pleased to announce that Conor Murray has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2016.

The IRFU and Munster are pleased to announce that Conor Murray has signed a new two-year contract with the IRFU which will see him remain at Munster until at least June 2016.

Conor made his senior debut for Munster against Connacht in April 2010 and the Munster Rugby academy graduate has made 49 appearances for the province, scoring 6 tries.

He made his Ireland debut against France in a World Cup warm-up in August 2011 and the 24 year old has won 22 International caps and has scored 2 international tries. His last appearance for Ireland was an impressive outing in November 2013 against New Zealand in the Guinness Series.

Murray was selected for the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia and featured in seven of the Lions’ tour matches including the final two Test matches. He scored two tries for the Lions touching down against Combined NSW-QLD Country and the Melbourne Rebels.

IRFU, CEO, Philip Browne, said, “Conor has made a significant impact on Munster and Irish rugby since making his breakthrough in 2011. We are delighted that he has signed a new contract that will keep him at Munster until the end of the 2016 season.”

Munster Head Coach Rob Penny said; “We are delighted that Conor has signed a new IRFU contract which will secure him to Munster until the end of the 2016 season. Conor has illustrated in recent months the value he brings to not only Munster but to the national team as well. At 24 he is still a young guy and he has the potential to go on to become one of the best scrum-halves in the game.”

Commenting on the new contract Conor Murray said; “I am thrilled to sign a new IRFU contract and to continue playing my rugby with Munster. In 2013 I learned a lot as a player with my club, Ireland and the Lions and I hope to continue to develop and push for honours over the coming years.”

The positive news comes after his disappointing early exit from the round 3 Heineken Cup Perpignan clash on Sunday. It has been confirmed that Murray, who was replaced after 17 minutes, sustained medial ligament damage to his right knee and will be out of action for up to 6 weeks.

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