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Murray Fit For Quarter-Final As Earls & Carbery Return To Training

Conor Murray Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has confirmed that Conor Murray will be available for selection for their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Benetton on Saturday. 

The scrum-half was forced to miss their final group game against Connacht last Saturday after he picked up a neck injury during the warm-up.

Van Graan revealed afterwards that his withdrawal from the matchday squad was a precaution and Munster confirmed today that Murray had “a minor neck injury” and will train fully on Monday.

Conor Murray

Dan Goggin was removed for a HIA on Saturday which he passed and will resume also full training today.

There was further good news on the injury front as the South African confirmed that Keith Earls and Joey Carbery will return to full team training tomorrow.

Carbery was forced off in the opening half of their Champions Cup quarter-final win over Edinburgh with a hamstring injury that cut his Six Nations campaign short.

Earls, meanwhile, picked up an injury during that game in BT Murrayfield and missed their subsequent semi-final against Saracens last weekend.

Keith Earls

Munster are currently preparing for a home quarter-final against Benetton Rugby in Thomond Park on Saturday after they finished second in Conference A of the PRO14 behind Glasgow Warriors.

Should they be successful on Saturday, van Graan’s men will travel to the RDS Arena to face holders, Leinster, in the semi-final on May 18.

The sides met at the same time last year with Leo Cullen’s side winning by a single point.

Kick-off in the PRO14 quarter-final is 3pm.

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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