Munster & Ireland Scrumhalf Conor Murray Scoops Prestigious Rugby Award

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Conor Murray may have been overlooked for the World Rugby Player of the Year award, with his halfback partner Johnny Sexton the only Irishman to be nominated, but the Munster scrumhalf has been honoured elsewhere.

Murray was in France on last night to receive another prestigious award voted for by readers of Midi Olympique and Rugbyrama. The Limerick man was presented with the ‘World Player of the Year’ award at the Midol ‘Rugby Oscars’ ceremony, after a fantastic season for both club and country.

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The Limerick man was joined by former teammate Simon Zebo at the celebrations and spoke very highly of France, saying it was an “honour” to receive the award.

“I’ve a lot of experience down here. Any time I come here and play rugby against the French, I know a few of the French players and they are very welcoming and accommodating; they’re good guys. It’s an honour.” Murray said.

Murray is yet to play this season as he continues to recover from a neck problem. He could however, make his return against the All Blacks later this month, with Ireland refusing to rule out a surprise appearance.