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Media Round On Munster Following Possible Conor Murray Concussion

No sooner than Munster began celebrating their hard fought 14-12 win over the Glasgow Warriors, controversy began brewing in the background.

As the physical encounter reached it’s climax,  Conor Murray was removed from the field of play so as to undergo a head injury assessment.

The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Glasgow’s Tim Swinson caught Murray’s jaw with his elbow, after which the scrum-half lay motionless on the ground for a few seconds.

Although Murray came back to his feet and rejoined the play, replays of the incident suggested that the Munster player had suffered a concussion.

However, although Murray left the field to undergo a HIA, he returned to see out the remainder of the game. This caused a great deal of disquiet those watching, with former England prop Alex Corbisiero quick to voice his disapproval.

Corbisiero wasn’t the only one to question the decision to allow Murray return to the field. The BBC’s Tom English was also weighed into the debate, even suggesting that teams should be docked points if teams are found guilty of returning a concussed player to the field.

The Daily Mail’s Sam Peters added his name to those criticising Munster for allowing Conor Murray return to the field, while Cillian O Conchuir couldn’t understand why the subject was not brought up during the post-match press conference.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena
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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.