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Carbery & Murray Return As Munster Name Team For Ulster Clash

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Joey Carbery and Conor Murray have both been named in the starting XV for Munster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium (KO 7.35pm).  Carbery made his return from an ankle injury as a replacement in last Saturday’s loss to Leinster at Thomond Park but he has now been handed a start as he looks to step up …

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Conor Murray: “I’d Say He’s Looking Forward To Coming Home”

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Munster welcome Racing 92 to Thomond Park this weekend for a real heavyweight clash in the Heineken Champions Cup. The pair last met two seasons ago when the French giants overpowered Munster in the tournament semi-final en route to their final defeat by Leinster. That semi-final defeat just happened to be Simon Zebo’s last European game for the southern province …

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“I Got A Bit Of A Scare To Be Honest” – Conor Murray

Conor Murray

Conor Murray was one of the injury concerns coming out of Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday.  Murray and Cian Healy both left the fray earlier than expected and in the Limerick man’s case, it was getting caught on wrong side of tackling England winger Jonny May which caused the damage. May’s elbow made contact with Murray’s …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update On Sexton, Murray, Earls & Healy

Johnny Sexton

Generally, on a Tuesday of a Test match, one of Joe Schmidt’s assistant coaches would address the media.  The head coach generally only appears for media duties on team announcement day and directly after games. So it was interesting that Schmidt went against this trend in the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday. There …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Update On Cian Healy & Conor Murray

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update on Cian Healy and Conor Murray.  Murray suffered a knock when he attempted to tackle Jonny May in the first half of Ireland’s 57-15 defeat to England at Twickenham this afternoon. The scrum-half was removed for a HIA, which he passed, but returned for the final minutes of the first …

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Murray: Complacency May Have Played Role In Disappointing Six Nations

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Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has admitted that complacency may have crept into the side’s performances during their disappointing Six Nations campaign. After a memorable 2018 season during which Ireland won the Grand Slam, recorded the first series win away to one of the major Southern Hemisphere teams in 39 years and beat the All Blacks in Dublin, Joe …

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Henshaw & Murray On Key Area Where Ireland Need To Improve

Murray Henshaw

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have both discussed one of the areas which Ireland are keen to improve on ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  A disappointing Six Nations campaign which saw Ireland record losses to England in Dublin and Wales in Cardiff saw them finish in third place but those two games were similar, not only in the …

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

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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 …

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D’Arcy: Carbery Won’t Be A Loss If Conor Murray Can Make His Mark

Conor Murray Tyler Bleyendaal

Gordon D’Arcy believes Conor Murray will need to stamp his authority in their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens in order to fill the void left by Joey Carbery. Carbery has been deemed as “highly unlikely” to start the game after being withdrawn during their quarter-final win over Edinburgh after 36 minutes with the hamstring injury that prematurely ended his …

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“There’s Not Much That Needs To Be Said After A Day Like That”

Conor Murray

Conor Murray admits that the criticism he received throughout Ireland’s disappointing Six Nations campaign hasn’t affected him.  The Munster and Ireland star was speaking this week as brand ambassador for Pinergy and he believes that such has been Ireland’s success over the last 18 months, any dip in form is always going to be met with a strong reaction. “It …

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“It Was Black And White” – Conor Murray On Controversial Beirne Penalty Call

Conor Murray Tadhg Beirne

There was no shortage of controversial moments from Munster’s come-from-behind Champions Cup quarter-final victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield on Saturday.  Johann van Graan’s side emerged 13-17 winners to secure a tie with Saracens in the last four with two tries from Keith Earls proving the difference against Richard Cockerill’s side. Both of Munster’s tries had some interesting moments. For the …

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Richie Murphy Wants Team To Take Pressure Off Conor Murray

Conor Murphy Richie Murphy

Such is the world-class form which we have become accustomed to from Conor Murray over the last few years, once the Munster scrum-half is below-par, it becomes a major talking point.  Murray has yet to hit the heights this season that we saw in years gone by but that is understandable. The 29-year-old played his first game of rugby of …

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Conor Murray Reveals “Hurt” Over Rumours Of Failed Drugs Test

Conor Murray of Munster and Ireland

Munster and Ireland scrum-half, Conor Murray, has admitted that rumours that he failed a drugs test last season “hurt” both him and his family.  Murray missed the start of the 2018/2019 season due to a neck injury that he sustained during Ireland’s tour of Australia last summer. The decision to withhold information on his recovery led to rumours surrounding the nature …

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Murray & Farrell Return As Munster Secure Bonus-Point Win In Italy

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Munster 32 Zebre 7 Munster secured a bonus point win over an error-strewn Zebre side in Italy this evening in what was a far-from-convincing performance. Johann van Graan was forced into a change before the game with Bill Johnston replacing JJ Hanrahan due to illness but the South African will have been pleased to welcome back Chris Farrell and  Conor …

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