Webb cools talk of Murray clash

Date published: March 8 2017

Wales scrum-half Rhys Webb will give little thought to his personal battle with Conor Murray ahead of their Six Nations clash on Friday.

Two of the leading scrum-halves pushing for British and Irish Lions selection meet in Cardiff this week as Round 4 kicks-off with a bang.

But Webb is thinking only of the team performance as Wales look to avoid a third successive defeat after losing to England and Scotland.

“I am not one to get too caught up in individual battles, my effort and concentration go to the team,” Webb told the Welsh Rugby Union.

“Conor and Johnny Sexton are a big part of the Irish team. They have a good kicking game which we have to be aware of and we need to apply lots of pressure to them.

“I focus on myself no matter who I am playing. If I do the best I can, I hope the rest takes care of itself.”

Webb, who is part of an unchanged side for the game, continued by saying they are working hard to get back to winning ways this week.

“I am really enjoying my rugby, but we’ve been disappointed with results,” he said.

“We play the game to win. We felt dominant as a team in the three games and have been unfortunate in the last two when results have not gone our way.

“I am taking each game as it comes and trying to enjoy it and play with a smile on my face.”

He added: “It’s been a good buzz around the hotel and the training sessions this week. Friday can’t come quick enough. It will be one hell of a Test match.”