Rassie Erasmus Responds To Talk Of Conor Murray As Lions Captain

Ireland and Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray has emerged as a contender for the British & Irish Lions captaincy in recent weeks.

The talented nine has been one of the star performers at this year’s Six Nations and is widely expected to be the Lions first-choice scrumhalf when they take on the All Blacks this summer.

Murray has never acted as captain for club or country, but his leadership skills are evident and his experience at the very top level is up there with anyone.

Erasmus however doesn’t think captaining the Lions is for Murray.

“I don’t know if Conor would like to be the captain. He’s a very down to earth guy and of course the captaincy is a great honour.
I haven’t had discussions with him along those lines. I’ve only known him for seven months.
Certainly with his quality as a player and with his stature and aura, (but) I’m not sure he would want that.”  Erasmus said.

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