Murray pinpoints fellow Lion Farrell as danger

Conor Murray is only too aware of the threat posed by fellow British & Irish Lion Owen Farrell ahead of Ireland's trip to face England at Twickenham on Saturday. [more]

Murray pinpoints fellow Lion Farrell as danger

Conor Murray is only too aware of the threat posed by fellow British & Irish Lion Owen Farrell ahead of Ireland’s trip to face England at Twickenham on Saturday.

Murray and Farrell found themselves as first reserves to the half-back positions on the summer tour to Australia, both playing cameo roles in the series victory.

Ireland scrum-half Murray appeared off the bench in both Melbourne and Sydney, while Farrell also featured for the first time in the latter as the Lions cruised to a 41-16 win.

And Murray admits he was impressed from what he saw from Farrell, pinpointing the 22-year-old as England’s danger man.

“He's the focal point of their attack and he's taken a lot of leadership for what they do,” he said.

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“He's a great kicker of the ball, and his passing game, people might not know too much about it, but on the Lions we got to see it up close and personal, and he has a really wide range of passes and his length of pass is huge so we have to be aware of that as well.

“It's our first away game and it's against a side that's going really well, a side that has experience and is extremely powerful.”
 

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