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Chance for Murray to face Gloucester

07th January 2014 13:13

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SKY_MOBILE Conor Murray Munster

Hopeful: Conor Murray

Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray could return from injury sooner than expected and play for Munster against Gloucester this weekend.

Murray has not played since being forced off in the Round Three win over Perpignan at Thomond Park.

He was initially expected to miss the remaining Heineken Cup group games against Gloucester and Edinburgh, but according to Munster head coach Rod Penney the number nine now has a chance to be involved this weekend.

The news of Murray's return would be welcomed given that Munster's other scrum-half Cathal Sheridan is currently out.

"There always was a chance for Conor. Hopefully the work the medical team has been doing will come to fruition," said Penney.

"The running and jumping and hopping over chairs and exercises are sure to have the desired result!

"Seriously, though, he has been very disciplined and we'll only have to wait and see if all the work has the desired outcome."

Munster currently lead Pool 6 by five points ahead of Gloucester.

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