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Conor Murray facts: 5 Things to Know About New Lions Captain

Conor Murray facts after he was named as Warren Gatland’s surprise choice as the new British & Irish Lions captain after Alun Wyn Jones was ruled out with a dislocated shoulder on a disastrous day for the tourists.

The Ireland playmakers appointment as the new tour captain comes from left field, with Gatland overlooking Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Ken Owens as potential replacements for Jones.

In a position in which Gatland does not have great depth, Murray is also one of few players who seem assured of their Test spot, although he didn’t particularly impress at Murrayfield yesterday.

Here are five Conor Murray facts you should know about the 32-year-old Ireland and Munster scrum-half.

Conor Murray facts:

#1. Early life

Murray was born in LimerickIreland, where he attended St. Munchin’s College and was part of the same Munster Schools Rugby Senior Cup squad as current Munster and Ireland colleague Keith Earls.

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