He does face stiff opposition in his quest for a World Cup berth. Given that Simon Easterby, David Wallace and Denis Leamy are already shoe-ins for inclusion, his rivals for a place in the squad include Neil Best, Stephen Ferris, Keith Gleeson, Shane Jennings and Jamie Heaslip and Quinlan is under no illusions about what's required. "I realise I'm in a lucky place now to be here in Argentina. There are a lot of good players left at home, involved in the Churchill Cup, lads like Stephen Keogh, Roger Wilson and Johnny O'Connor and Eddie (O'Sullivan) has said their performances will be considered when the squad is being decided.
"I know I'm down the pecking order as things stand but I hope to get an opportunity maybe to change that if I get selected for Saturday. There is a pressure to perform, of curse there is, but I just hope I get that opportunity."
Murphy's area is equally competitive with his soon to be Munster teammate Kieran Lewis and the revitalised Gavin Duffy other contenders for World Cup inclusion while there is every chance that we may see Brian Carney again selected after his try-scoring debut last Saturday and if he continues to perform as he has done Carney will be spending the autumn in France.