The Latest On Conor Murray’s Fitness For The November Internationals

Not ready.

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has revealed he does not expect scrumhalf Conor Murray to be fit for Ireland’s upcoming November International Series.

Murray hasn’t played a game for Munster this season, having last played against Australia for Ireland over four months ago. And van Graan doesn’t expect Murray to return for Ireland’s fixtures with Italy, Argentina, New Zealand and USA.

“It would (be surprised if Murray was in the Ireland squad), because he is still a bit off being ready, but Joe (Schmidt)’s and David (Nucifora)’s communication has been fantastic to me since the day that I arrived.” van Graan said

“We are all very aligned and I believe so are all the provinces. That’s fantastic about Irish rugby. Everybody just wants the best for Conor so whenever the medical staff clears him we’ll all be on the same page.”

“Look, I don’t want to speculate on what’s the best for him. We get led by our medical team. Obviously, Conor wants to play, he is the most important, but he also knows his body and he is very important for Munster and very important for Ireland, so we’ll keep doing the best that we can for him.”

Joe Schmidt is expected to name his Ireland squad tomorrow.