Wednesday 11 December 2019

Conor Murray: Silverware 'crucial' for Munster

Conor Murray in action during squad training
Conor Murray in action during squad training
Ruaidhri O'Connor

Ruaidhri O'Connor

CONOR MURRAY believes capping Rob Penney's tenure with some silverware is "crucial" to Munster's development as their season goes on the line in Glasgow tonight.

The Ireland scrum-half is desperate to end the province's three-year wait for a trophy.

Penney, his assistant Simon Mannix and centres Casey Laulala and James Downey are among those leaving at the end of the season and tonight's semi-final clash against Glasgow Warriors could be their final game.

"I think it's really important for this group of players that have come close in a lot of big games," Murray said. "I know probably the consistency thing would suggest that we don't deserve to win anything.

"But I've seen the work that players have put in, and the hours that Rob and Simon have chalked up and I think we deserve something. It's about winning things and getting silverware. So I think it's crucial that we get something out of the last two seasons."

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