Sunday 17 December 2017

Munster to give Murray 'every opportunity' to prove fitness but scrum-half remains a doubt for Toulouse clash

Murray missed Ireland’s final Six Nations clash against England with a shoulder injury he sustained against Wales and is still unfit for action according to Munster head coach Rassie Erasmus. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Murray missed Ireland’s final Six Nations clash against England with a shoulder injury he sustained against Wales and is still unfit for action according to Munster head coach Rassie Erasmus. Photo: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Conor Murray will be given 'every opportunity' by Munster to prove his fitness ahead of this Saturday's Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse at Thomond Park.

The Ireland star hasn't played since leaving the field shortly after half time against Wales in the penultimate Six Nations fixture, with the province today announcing that they are continuing to monitor his shoulder injury ahead of this weekend's return of European knockout rugby to Limerick for the first time since 2014.

In more positive news, Keith Earls has recovered from a shin injury to take part in full training while his international colleagues CJ Stander, Simon Zebo and Donnacha Ryan all took part in the squad session too.

Munster will desperately want Murray to be fit for the visit of French giants Toulouse, with Rassie Erasmus' men currently favoured to repeat the quarter-final victory they achieved in 2014 when Guy Noves brought the four-time European Cup winners to Thomond Park.

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