Pro12: Munster scrum-half Conor Murray avoids suspension

Last Updated: 30/10/13 4:38pm

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Conor Murray: Free to play for Ireland in the autumn internationals

Conor Murray: Free to play for Ireland in the autumn internationals

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Conor Murray is free to play for Ireland in next month's autumn internationals after escaping further punishment for an incident during Munster's win over Glasgow last weekend.

Murray was involved in an altercation with Warriors replacement Niko Matawalu during the second half of Munster's 13-6 victory at Scotstoun.

The 24-year-old appeared to lash out with his arm after denying Matawalu a try.

The incident was not picked up by the TMO but Glasgow referred the incident to citing commissioner Rob Flockhart, who cited Murray for foul play contrary to law 10.4 (a) - striking with the elbow.

Murray appeared before an independent RaboDirect Pro12 disciplinary committee in Cardiff on Wednesday.

The panel upheld the citing in that an act of foul play was committed but concluded that the offence did not warrant a red card and imposed no sanction.

Murray is free to resume playing immediately and will boost Ireland coach Joe Schmidt ahead of his first game in charge.

Ireland face Samoa at the Aviva Stadium on 9 November, with Australia and New Zealand visiting Dublin on 16 and 24 November respectively.

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