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Player Profile - Phil Murphy

By Old Man River
February 2 2006

Phil "Spud" Murphy

number 8

Departed for Italian Club Viadana at the end of the 2007/2008 Season.

Picture courtesy of Cormac

Picture courtesy of Cormac

Picture courtesy of Cormac

Photo courtesy of the R43 Family

23/09/2007 : GP Wk2 : LI v Falcons

15/12/2007 : HC P1/M4 : Perpignan v LI

Phil's Details
Place of Birth:Newfoundland, Canada
Position:Number 8
Weight:18st 0lb (114kg)
Height:6' 4" (1.95m)
Date of Birth:04/12/1976
Former Clubs:Oakville Crusaders (Canada), Perpignan (USAP)
Caps:19 (Canada)
Representative Honours:Canada; Ireland Schoolboys (4 caps)
Joined Club:1st July 2003

Supporter's comments by : Old Man River

Phil was bought in to provide back up for the God-like being that is Lord Christopher Algernon Cholmondley Farquhar ‘Loverat’ O’Sheasby. No feat for an ordinary mortal, lucky then that Spud is anything but ordinary. Initial scepticism turned to healthy respect after seeing the man-machine power down the pitch with two or three opposition players hanging off him, always a heart-warming sight. A few fitness concerns arose last season but a summer spent in the loving arms of the coaching staff have seen to that and it’s a leaner, fitter and actually quite splendid looking Spud who returns for service this season.

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