Conor Murray: Eire scrum-half agrees new deal
Eire scrum-half Conor Murray is to stay at Munster till no less than the tip of June 2022 after signing a contract extension.
The British and Irish Lions star has ended hypothesis over his future by agreeing a brand new central contract with the Irish Rugby Soccer Union.
Murray, 29, is presently sidelined with a neck injury he suffered in Eire’s remaining Check in opposition to Australia in June.
Munster and the IRFU say Murray signed the extension in early September.
The Limerick native has turn into a key participant for each province and nation in latest seasons and is extensively considered top-of-the-line scrum-halves in world rugby.
His earlier IRFU contract was attributable to finish after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and he had not too long ago been linked with a transfer to a number of French Prime 14 golf equipment.
“I’m delighted to have signed on with the IRFU till no less than 2022,” stated Murray.
“Over the previous few seasons I’ve loved nice days within the inexperienced of Eire and the purple of my house province Munster. I really like taking part in right here and look ahead to making extra life-long reminiscences within the subsequent few years.”
Since making his Eire debut in opposition to France in 2011, Murray has shaped a formidable half-back partnership with Johnny Sexton and the pair are seen as pivotal to Eire’s rise as much as second place on the planet rankings.
He began each match of Eire’s Grand Slam-winning Six Nations marketing campaign this yr, kicking a decisive penalty within the victory in opposition to England, and he performed all however two minutes of the three-Test series in opposition to the Wallabies in June.
IRFU efficiency director, David Nucifora, added: “Conor is a genuinely world-class participant and he has illustrated this by the constant high quality of the performances he delivers for each Eire and Munster.
“He has performed a central position in driving the success that has been achieved at nationwide stage and we’re delighted that he’ll proceed to play his rugby in Eire for no less than the subsequent three seasons.”
Murray has been participating in coaching with Munster in latest weeks as he continues his restoration from damage however his availability for Eire’s November sequence this season stays unsure with Munster having signed New Zealander Alby Mathewson as short-term cover for the playmaker.
Chatting with Munster Rugby, Murray gave a constructive replace on his damage, the main points of which he has declined to divulge to the general public.
“It is fairly good,” he stated. “There’s been rather a lot stated about it however I am again on the pitch and I am coaching with the lads so hopefully, sooner relatively than later, I will be capable to placed on the jersey once more.”