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'Having a fit Conor Murray for the last two games would be brilliant'
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'Having a fit Conor Murray for the last two games would be brilliant'

Mar 11th 2021, 1:01 AM 5,429 Views 6 Comments

The 31-year-old is expected to be back in action with Ireland this weekend.

Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion
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Murray coming straight back at 9 for Ireland shouldn't be a foregone conclusion

Mar 1st 2021, 4:32 PM 9,661 Views 22 Comments

The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly Extra features discussion of Jamison Gibson-Park’s impact.

'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray
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'It’s down to me to keep playing well and hold on to the jersey' - Murray

Dec 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 5,846 Views 19 Comments

The 31-year-old continues as the first-choice for Munster and Ireland.

'He's such a hard-working lad on and off the pitch' - Casey in fine form for Munster
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'He's such a hard-working lad on and off the pitch' - Casey in fine form for Munster

Nov 5th 2020, 6:00 AM 7,721 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old has started four consecutive games for the southern province.

Leinster sub-academy scrum-half Murphy set to join Munster on a short-term basis
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Leinster sub-academy scrum-half Murphy set to join Munster on a short-term basis

Oct 23rd 2020, 12:15 PM 16,737 Views 13 Comments

With Conor Murray away and Neil Cronin injured, the 19-year-old adds another option at nine.

Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps
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Gibson-Park concentrates on Leinster battle before worrying about Ireland caps

Oct 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 4,402 Views 6 Comments

The 28-year-old scrum-half is heading into his fifth season with the province.

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney
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# Close Call

Farrell explains his decision to pick Conor Murray ahead of John Cooney

Jan 28th 2020, 3:38 PM 33,914 Views 49 Comments

The Ireland boss feels the Munster scrum-half is in great form.

Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract
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Osborne caps dream week with first try and hard-earned Leinster contract

Oct 12th 2019, 9:17 AM 10,539 Views 15 Comments

The scrum-half will remain with the province for the rest of the season after impressing on trial.

Leinster's McGrath eager to stake his claim against Italy after missing Six Nations
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Leinster's McGrath eager to stake his claim against Italy after missing Six Nations

Aug 6th 2019, 5:30 PM 7,495 Views 23 Comments

The scrum-half hopes to start Saturday’s warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium.

Leinster back 21-year-old O'Sullivan for Champions Cup final
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Leinster back 21-year-old O'Sullivan for Champions Cup final

May 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 16,293 Views 28 Comments

Jamison Gibson-Park is unlikely to be fit, so the academy scrum-half looks set for a place on the bench this weekend.

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey
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# Options

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,330 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?
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Analysis: How has Conor Murray been playing in the Six Nations?

Updated Feb 26th 2019, 8:57 PM 42,289 Views 40 Comments

The 29-year-old is not quite at his best but the concern around him has been exaggerated.

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line
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# Class Act

Analysis: Murray's arc-running influence vital in guiding Munster over the line

Dec 10th 2018, 5:40 PM 19,767 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old scrum-half provided two assists in the southern province’s win over Castres.

'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'
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'Hopefully we can get girls into clubs and playing from a younger age'

Nov 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,794 Views 1 Comment

Ireland Women scrum-half Ailsa Hughes is looking to take her game to the next level.

'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'
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# Audition

'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'

Nov 11th 2018, 7:15 AM 19,502 Views 72 Comments

Kieran Marmion hopes he gets the chance to start against the All Blacks next weekend.

Machenaud blow a major one for Racing's Champions Cup hopes against Leinster
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Machenaud blow a major one for Racing's Champions Cup hopes against Leinster

May 10th 2018, 8:17 AM 7,346 Views 3 Comments

Teddy Iribaren is expected to take over in Racing’s number nine shirt in Bilbao.

'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final
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'The injury has come on leaps and bounds': McGrath on track for Champions Cup final

Apr 26th 2018, 5:24 PM 8,775 Views 9 Comments

The Leinster scrum-half is set to return to full team training at the start of next week.

McCarthy pushing to be picked on merit, not because of selection rules
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McCarthy pushing to be picked on merit, not because of selection rules

Mar 5th 2018, 3:17 PM 8,761 Views 5 Comments

The scrum-half is enjoying more game time with Leinster this season.

He's back! A welcome sight as Conor Murray makes injury return for Munster
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He's back! A welcome sight as Conor Murray makes injury return for Munster

May 6th 2017, 6:41 PM 7,619 Views 3 Comments

The scrum-half replaced Angus Lloyd shortly after the interval at Thomond Park.

Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different
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Kieran Marmion explains how his Ireland and Connacht roles are different

Apr 28th 2017, 6:55 AM 9,586 Views 9 Comments

Passing, sniping, kicking, defending and organising are all key parts of playing at nine.

Ireland's Murray looking to perfect fine art of the scrum-half at World Cup
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# Interview

Ireland's Murray looking to perfect fine art of the scrum-half at World Cup

Oct 11th 2015, 11:30 AM 8,351 Views 6 Comments

We sat down with the Munster man to discuss some of the core skills involved in his position.

No extra pressure on fit-again Conor Murray despite Sexton's absence
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No extra pressure on fit-again Conor Murray despite Sexton's absence

Feb 3rd 2015, 2:27 PM 4,540 Views 9 Comments

The 25-year-old says he is ‘feeling good again’ and is ‘fit to play’ against Italy on Saturday.

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