Saturday 19 January 2019

Erasmus believes Munster are maximising potential

Rassie Erasmus
Rassie Erasmus

Conor Murray has reassured the Medical Advisory Group set-up to investigate his treatment by the Munster medical staff that all appropriate steps were taken.

"I'm very confident we followed every rule and every protocol possible," he said.

The Limerick man was the subject of two back-to-back hits around the head area which were met with a Head Injury Assessment and a subsequent return-to-play.

"We are very confident that we followed every protocol possible," said the Ireland scrum-half.

"Beyond that, I think it is a case that I lay there for a moment or two.

"To some people that probably looked like I was out, but I was speaking. It was my neck I had hurt," said Murray.

Rassie Erasmus also gave the Munster medical team his full backing.

"I am 100 per cent satisfied that our medical staff were on the ball and spot on," he said.

"It would be stupid to risk a player. He will lose trust in me. He will lose trust in our medical system and in our club.

"We will never jeopardise that."

Now, Munster have to be clever about how they go about dealing with Racing 92 for a game they are expected to win with ease.


"You would be really stupid to think it is going to be pitch-up, play well and win the game," he added.

"It is much more than that."

Nevertheless, Erasmus was open enough to acknowledge that there has been significant progress made this season. They enter into the final round ranked number three and knowing four points will guarantee a home quarter.

"We are maximising the potential and the potential is showing we can get somewhere.

"I am not being arrogant when I say that.

"I am just trying to say we have a realistic chance of getting somewhere now."

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