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Munster to give Conor Murray 'every opportunity' of being fit to face Toulouse

There are also doubts over Andrew Conway and Jack O’Donoghue for Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final.

Munster scrum-half Conor Murray.
Munster scrum-half Conor Murray.
Image: Inpho/Billy Stickland

CONOR MURRAY REMAINS a doubt for Munster’s European Champions Cup quarter-final against Toulouse on Saturday.

However, according to an injury update issued this afternoon, the southern province say the scrum-half will be given “every opportunity before making a decision on his involvement” in the game against the French side at Thomond Park.

Murray, who joined up with his Munster colleagues today at UL, missed Ireland’s Six Nations victory over England nine days ago due to a shoulder injury he sustained in the defeat to Wales.

Keith Earls picked up a shin injury in Ireland’s win against England but he’ll play a full part in training this week, while new signing Jean Deysel will participate in his first field session today after his arrival from South Africa.

Andrew Conway, who also featured for Ireland against England, was a late withdrawal from Munster’s Guinness Pro12 win against Zebre on Saturday. He’ll continue to be reviewed for a neck injury. After playing the full 80 minutes in Italy, Jack O’Donoghue will undergo a scan today for a hip injury.

James Cronin successfully came through half an hour of action against Zebre after rehabbing a finger injury that had kept him sidelined since the Champions Cup win over Racing 92 in round six.

Jean Kleyn (neck), Dave Foley (wrist), Francis Saili (knee), Ian Keatley (knee) and Te Aihe Toma are among the players unavailable to Munster this weekend.

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