The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
An increase in the number of Premiership games scheduled for Sundays saw Murray fulfilling the role of the forgotten man at Northampton – where he had clocked up over 60 appearances since joining from Glasgow in 2007.
Murray featured for Scotland during the autumn internationals but he would be a serious doubt for the Six Nations opener with France if he remained without a professional club between now and February.
Head coach Andy Robinson may be saved a serious headache though by former Scotland defence coach and current Falcons boss Alan Tait, who is hoping to lure him to Newcastle.
“We've been in contact," Tait said. “He'll have no shortage of offers because he's a top-quality player, but we'd definitely be interested in seeing if a deal could be done.
“I know Euan well from my time at Scotland, and any club would want to have a player like that in their squad.
“There will be a whole stack of clubs interested though, and there's nothing more to say at this stage other than the fact that we're one of many to have spoken to his agent.”