Record run thrills Murray

British & Irish Lion scrum-half Conor Murray believes Irish rugby is in the healthiest position for several years after racking up a record tenth straight Test match win last weekend. [more]

Record run thrills Murray

British & Irish Lion scrum-half Conor Murray believes Irish rugby is in the healthiest position for several years after racking up a record tenth straight Test match win last weekend.

Murray and his fellow men and green have been enjoying their time on the international stage of late, Sunday’s victory over England their tenth win in a row with clashes against Wales and Scotland to come.

And with a World Cup to come on British shores fast approaching, the 25-year-old believes it is an exciting time to be in the Ireland camp.

“Things are going well at the moment and long may it last,” said Murray, who played twice in the British & Irish Lions series triumph over Australia in 2013 and scored tries in two warm-up matches.

“Beating England was a huge victory for us in terms of the Six Nations, but in terms of this record of going ten games unbeaten, that was in the back of players’ minds.

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“It wasn’t talked about too much, but it was mentioned after the game and that’s a nice place to be in. It was a big game with big pressure and we performed, which is good to know.

“There was a lot of pressure in the build-up to it. And to get a good performance and execute the gameplan we intended to go out and execute is fantastic.”

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