With just two weeks to go until the resumption of the domestic rugby season, Ballybay native and Connacht second row Niall Murray has said that he expects Connacht to hit the ground running in their games against Ulster and Munster at the Aviva Stadium.
Murray was speaking to the Master of None Podcast, linked below, as he explained how things have been going really well in pre-season under manager Andy Friend.
“The competitiveness in the squad is up there with the best I’ve ever seen. I’m looking forward to seeing the first team selection, I’m pushing hard to try get into the 15, or if not onto the bench” he said.
“The competition for places is fierce, the mood in the camp is great, so it’s a great place to be at the moment. We’re nearly at 100%, so we should be pushing for two wins out of two.
Murray also spoke of how while lockdown was frustrating as it came when he was in good form and pushing for more and more game time with the Western Province, he has added nearly 12kg to his frame and that he also goto to deal with some niggly injury issues that were troubling him.
Connacht’s season will resume on Sunday August 23rd when they take on Ulster at the Aviva Stadium.