Munster make decision on Conor Murray as contract set to expire


Munster Rugby scrumhalf Conor Murray is out of contract at the end of the season with the IRFU and there has been plenty of speculation surrounding his contract.

The former British and Irish Lions is one of the top earners at the province but is currently centrally contracted with the IRFU paying a large chunk of his salary.

Murray is now 34 and has fallen down the pecking order and Munster and Ireland with another central contract for the scrumhalf highly unlikely, leaving Munster to foot the entire bill should they opt to extend his deal.

And it looks like Murray will be rewarded for his loyalty and contribution to Munster over the years, with multiple reports suggesting that they will indeed extend his contract. His current deal expires after this summer’s Tour to South Africa.

Murray may have to take a reduced offer but he stated this week that he wants to continue playing for both Munster and Ireland.

“As long as you are fit and able to contribute at this international level, then you want to be involved with the club and at Test level for as long as you can,” he said.

“I feel great at the moment. I went back [with Munster] at the weekend and felt sharp and match fit.

“As long as they have you here I will happily stay.”

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