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Watch: Conor Murray On Extension – “It Was A Pretty Easy Decision”

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 1/10/2018 Conor Murray Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Munster and Ireland scrum-half, Conor Murray has revealed that signing a new contract with the province and IRFU was a “pretty easy decision”. 

Fans were delighted with the news that the 29-year-old signed a three-year deal in early September that will see him remain with Munster until 2022.

In an interview with Munster Rugby, the Limerick native said that he grew up wanting to play for Munster and so it didn’t take long for him to decide to stay on.

“It was a pretty easy decision really. It didn’t take long for me to decide. It’s the place I grew up, watching Munster play and wanting to play for Munster and luckily I’ve managed to do that a few times and I look forward to doing it a couple more hopefully.”

Conor Murray

Murray made his debut for Munster against Connacht in 2010 and has represented the province on 116 occasions so far, scoring 142 points. However, he has only one medal to his name at club level, which came in 2011 when the province won the Magners League.

The British & Irish Lion is keen to win more silverware in the red jersey.

“We lifted a bit of silverware in 2011 and we haven’t done so since so that was a pretty good highlight. The last few seasons we’ve gotten quite close and hopefully, in the next two or three years, we can push on and go one more. “

Murray is currently out of action with a neck injury which has caused much speculation. However, he issued a positive update, reassuring fans that he hopes to be back, “sooner rather than later”.

“Yeah, [it’s] pretty good. There’s been a lot said about it. I’m back on the pitch and training with the lads so hopefully, sooner rather than later, I’ll be able to put on the jersey again.”

Watch the full interview below:

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About Marisa Kennedy

Marisa Kennedy
Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter