In an interview with The Times released today Conor Murray spoke about the passing of Axel Foley, the possibility of playing abroad and the upcoming Six Nations. In one of the lighter moments, he also recounted the time he burned Johnny Sexton's jeans and then dumped them in a Limerick river.
The fly half had been getting on Murray's nerves in training so the full back robbed Sexton's laundry and a week later Murray let Sexton know that his clobber was in danger:
He had pleaded for us to save his favourite jeans. But he’d been pissing us off in training camp so I took his stuff and kept it in my car for a week. Then I bought some petrol. As we burnt it, the jeans just fell into the water and drifted downstream smouldering. It was soothing, beautiful.
There's an image, like a perverse viking burial. Murray also mentioned that as the cherry on the icing; tango music was added to the video before it was sent to Sexton.
Murray was also quizzed on whether he would consider moving abroad:
It is something I would think about. Playing abroad would be appealing and it would be a cultural, lifestyle change. It would be either London or France and there’s an attraction to both. The competitive side of me means that, if I moved, I’d have to go to a good team with ambitions.
The Munster scrum-half sat on the fence when talking about whether he would give up the international scene in order to pursue a career overseas:
There’s a lot to consider. Getting into the international set-up is great but the real mark is how long you last. Money? We’re not badly-looked after here. It is a really nice decision, a privileged decision.
H/T: The Times