Con Murphy (rugby)

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Con Murphy
Personal information
Full name Cornelius Denis Murphy
Nickname Con
Born 3 September 1908
Aberfan, Wales
Died 13 July 1964 (aged 55)
Leeds, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Ynysddu RFC
≤1935–35 Cross Keys RFC
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1935–36 Acton and Willesden
1936–37 Streatham and Mitcham
1937–47 Leeds
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1939–44 Wales 5
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Cornelius "Con" Denis Murphy (3 September 1908 — 13 July 1964 (aged 55)) born in Aberfan, was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Ynysddu RFC, and Cross Keys RFC, as a Hooker, i.e. number 2,[1] and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Acton and Willesden, Streatham and Mitcham, and Leeds, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums,[2] he died in Leeds.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Con Murphy won caps for Wales (RU) while at Cross Keys RFC in 1935 against England, Scotland, and Ireland,[3] and won caps for Wales (RL) while at Leeds 1939…1944 5-caps.[4]

Rugby Football League Championship final appearances[edit]

Con Murphy played Hooker in Leeds' 2-8 defeat by Hunslet in the 1937-38 Rugby Football League Championship final at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 30 April 1938.[5]

Challenge Cup final appearances[edit]

Con Murphy played Hooker in Leeds' 19-2 victory over Halifax in the 1940–41 Challenge Cup final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford, and in the 15-10 victory over Halifax in the 1941–42 Challenge Cup final at Odsal Stadium, Bradford.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Gate (1986). "Gone North - Volume 1". R. E. Gate. ISBN 0-9511190-0-1
  2. ^ Graham Williams, Peter Lush, David Farrar (November 2009). "The British Rugby League Records Book [Page-108…114]". London League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6
  3. ^ "Statistics at espnscrum.com". espnscrum.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "History of Leeds Rugby League Club". britishrugbyleague.blogspot.co.uk. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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