International Rugby Conor Murray: From unused schools substitute to Test Lion

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“Earlsie always slags me that I wasn’t much good at rugby in school and that’s why I was an unused sub in the senior cup final!” Widely regarded now as one of the best in the world in his position, that wasn’t always the case for Munster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions scrum-half Conor Murray. I meet Murray in the massive RAW gym in Dublin, at the relaunch of Maximuscle, for whom he is an ambassador, on Thursday. It’s been a long day for him as he is peppered with questions from TV, print, online and radio journalists throughout the afternoon about his shoulder/nerve injury, a complaint which he thankfully reveals has reached its conclusion.

Michael Cantillon by Michael Cantillon