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Conor Murray

Scrum Half
DOB 20/04/1989
Birthplace Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.88M / 6'2"
Weight 94 KG / 14 ST 11 LB
Club Munster Rugby
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Conor Murray enjoyed his second Tour with The British & Irish Lions on the 2017 voyage to New Zealand – and he certainly delivered the goods once again.

The 28-year-old scrum half came off the bench for the second and third Tests in Australia in 2013, but in the Land of the Long White Cloud, Lions Head Coach Warren Gatland made it clear Murray was his main man from the off.

After a series of stunning performances in the Ireland jersey in the build-up to the Tour – not least against the All Blacks in Chicago where the inspired men in green recorded an historic victory – Murray was the favourite to land the No 9 jersey once the Test Series got underway.

Murray appeared twice during the Lions Tour games – in impressive victories over the Crusaders and Maori All Blacks – but it was in the Test arena that he really excelled, and proved himself to be the scourge of the All Blacks once again.

His try in the second Test not only propelled the Lions on to a famous victory in Wellington, but also made him the only man in the Northern Hemisphere to have scored four tries against the All Blacks – having crossed the whitewash against them three times in Ireland colours.

In the end the series was drawn with the All Blacks, a fine achievement to rank alongside the 2013 series win over Australia.

The then 24-year-old Irishman had played five times in the famous red jersey as the Lions warmed up for the Wallabies, coming off the bench against the Barbarians and Brumbies, and starting against Western Force, Combined NSW-Queensland Country and the Melbourne Rebels.

He scored one try in each of the games against NSW-Queensland and the Rebels, and that was impressive enough for Gatland to use the No 9 off the bench in the second and third Tests behind first Ben Youngs and then Mike Phillips.

At the business end of both matches, Murray showed his mettle and controlled the tempo as the Lions pulled away from Australia in the second half in Sydney to secure their first series win in 16 years – setting up Jamie Roberts for the final try of the match.

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