Murray keen to stay at Munster

Date published: December 16 2015

Munster scrum-half Conor Murray is keen extend his stay at the Irish province when his current deal ends at the end of the current season.

The Ireland international revealed that contract negotiations are ongoing at the moment and he doesn't see himself considering a switch to big-spending clubs from France or England.

The 26-year-old's commitment will be a big boost to Munster who are trying to avoid suffering their fourth successive defeat. 

Munster face a stern test against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Sunday in a bid to revive their Champions Cup hopes. They suffered a 31-19 loss to the Tigers in the corresponding fixture at Thomond Park at the weekend.

“I make no bones about it," Murray told the Irish Times.

"This is a great club, a great set-up. It’s my home and there’s an unbelievable set-up here. It’s almost a no-brainer, I’d love to continue playing here.

“Negotiations have started and it’s something you don’t want to be thinking about for these big weeks, so it’s been put on the back burner for these games.

“Maybe after Europe, we’ll look at finishing it off and getting it done so I don’t see too many problems with myself. I love playing here, I love playing in Ireland and I want to continue doing that so… it’s not done yet but hopefully it will be.

“With Munster, we’ve been in Europe for the last three or four years and haven’t done too much. I want to be part of some Munster team that does something."