Conor Murray has 'no problem' playing at fly-half

Conor Murray has 'no problem' playing at fly-half

IRELAND scrum-half Conor Murray has said he has “no problem” at playing fly-half for Munster if he is asked to.

Murray's comments come after an injury to JJ Hanrahan has left The Red Army threadbare at no. 10 ahead of their important Heineken Cup semi-final with Toulon on April 27.

“If I’m asked to go in there (at fly-half), I’ll have no problem in going there,” he told The Irish Independent.

“It’s obviously not my preferred position, but I played there at under-20 against Ulster and managed to play the whole game.

“Of course I’d prefer if Keats (Ian Keatley) didn’t get injured and I can play at no. 9 and, hopefully, I’ll be picked at no. 9.”

Murray has also recently been working on his goal-kicking after some words from former Welsh international Neil Jenkins.

Jenkins was a coach on the Lions tour last summer that the Irish international was a part of and the Welshman encouraged Murray to dig out his kicking tee again.

“I was working with Jenkins and he did a bit (of goal-kicking) said it was something I should keep working on.

“I enjoy doing it. I enjoy place-kicking and challenging myself. I’ve been doing that with Munster with (skills coach) Ian Costello.

“It’s something I’m trying to get back into my game and it’s something that Jenkins and a few of the other lads say I should keep up because, obviously. It would be another string to my bow.”