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He's back! A welcome sight as Conor Murray makes injury return for Munster

The scrum-half replaced Angus Lloyd shortly after the interval at Thomond Park.

AFTER NEARLY TWO months on the sideline, Conor Murray made his injury comeback during Munster’s Guinness Pro12 clash with Connacht at Thomond Park this afternoon.

The scrum-half had been out of action since Ireland’s Six Nations defeat to Wales on 10 March but his return today is a welcome one for Munster, Ireland and the Lions.

Murray sustained nerve damage to his shoulder and neck in Cardiff and missed the rest of the Six Nations as well as six matches for the southern province, including their Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Saracens.

Conor Murray warms up Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

MunsterÕs Conor Murray looks on from the bench Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Conor Murray gets ready to come on Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Conor Murray takes to the field Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Conor Murray Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Conor Murray Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO

After returning to full contract training this week, the Ireland international was named on the bench for today’s inter-pro and replaced Angus Lloyd after 52 minutes.

With a home semi-final already secured, Rassie Erasmus’ side are cruising against the western province as they look to finish top of the pile heading into the play-offs.

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