Niall Murray renews Connacht contract for two seasons

Connacht Rugby has confirmed that Roscommon lock Niall Murray has signed a new two-year deal with the province.

Murray first made his debut in December 2019 and has gone on to make 47 appearances for his home province.

He was also a part of the Ireland U-20 side that won a Grand Slam in the 2019 U-20 Six Nations.

Commenting on the new deal this week, Murray said: “I’m really pleased to sign a two-year contract and extend my stay at my home province. The club gave me my first opportunity and since then I’ve loved every minute. Now I want to do everything I can to keep improving and helping the club succeed”.

Head coach Andy Friend said Murray had become a key player for Connacht.

“Niall is a brilliant young professional who’s game continues to go from strength to strength. He’s always had a natural athleticism about him, and recently he’s added extra physicality and bulk to his game. He’s becoming one of our key forward leaders too, so we’re delighted to see him commit to Connacht for at least a few more years”.