Friday 20 September 2019

Further boost for Irish rugby as Conor Murray in line for first game of the season after return to full training

Conor Murray. Photo by Matt King/Getty Images
Conor Murray. Photo by Matt King/Getty Images
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Irish rugby is set to be handed another boost with the news that Conor Murray is in line for his first appearance of the season after returning to full training with Munster.

There is a possibility that the star scrum-half will feature for his province against Zebre this weekend, which would be great for Munster as they prepare for back-to-back Champions Cup fixtures against Castres next month.

Murray hasn't featured at all for club or country this season after being sidelined with a neck injury since the summer tour against Australia.

The return of Murray isn't the only injury boost for Munster today, with Chris Farrell, Jaco Taute, Conor Oliver, Calvin Nash and Ronan O'Mahony also returning to full training.

Munster face Zebre in Parma at 15.30 Irish time this Sunday.

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