Conor Murray: Ireland scrum-half signs new deal with IRFU and Munster to end speculation over future | Rugby Union News

Conor Murray has pledged to play in Ireland until 2024 as he nears 100 caps for his national team – he said: “I am happy and grateful to be able to continue living this dream of playing here in Ireland.”

Last updated: 23/12/21 16:08


Conor Murray will continue to play for Munster and Ireland

Irish scrum-half Conor Murray ended speculation about a move to France by signing a new long-term deal with the IRFU to extend his time with Munster,

Murray, just eight appearances from reaching a century for his country, agreed on the terms of a contract until the end of the 2024 season, when he would be 35.

The deal means it will remain part of Andy Farrell’s international set-up, as well as extend his stay with Munster, with whom he first made it in 2010.

Murray, who also represented the British & Irish Lions in eight test matches, said: “I am happy and grateful to be able to continue living this dream of playing here in Ireland.

“With my home province Munster and national team, I truly believe there is huge potential for success and there will be many more great days to come.”

David Nucifora, IRFU Performance Director, added: “Conor has had some challenges over the past few seasons, but has left behind some nagging injuries to play a pivotal role with Munster, Ireland and Lions.

“He’s a popular figure on every team he’s involved in and adds a tremendous amount of experience and value to the younger players that emerge.”

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