Munster were handed a major boost with the news that scrum-half, Conor Murray has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the province until 2022.
There was much speculation that the 29-year-old would decide to move abroad once his current contract expired after the World Cup next year but the Limerick native has instead pledged his allegiance to Munster, signing a contract back in September.
“I am delighted to have signed on with the IRFU until at least 2022. 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.”
He made his Munster debut against Connacht in 2010 and has represented the province on 116 occasions so far, scoring 142 points and winning a Celtic League title in 2011.
IRFU Performance Director David Nucifora described Murray as a “world class player”.
“He has illustrated this through the consistent quality of the performances he delivers for both Ireland and Munster. 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.”
Murray is currently out of action with a neck injury but has been included in Johann van Graan’s squad for the European Cup, meaning he will more than likely feature before the end of the year.