Jordi Murphy

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Jordi Murphy
Full name Jordi Murphy
Date of birth (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 106 kilograms (16.7 st)
School Blackrock College
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) No.8 / Flanker
current team Leinster
Playing career
Position No.8 / Flanker
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Lansdowne Football Club
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011- Leinster 42 (50)
correct as of 18 April 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008-2009
2010-2011
2013
2014-
Ireland Schools
Ireland U-20s
Emerging Ireland
Ireland
5
13
3
2

(0)
(0)
(0)
correct as of 12 March 2014.

Jordi Murphy (born 22 April 1991) is Spanish born Irish rugby player, who plays as a flanker. He is registered to Lansdowne and plays for provincial and Pro 12 League side Leinster.

Early life[edit]

Murphy was born in the Spanish city of Barcelona to Conor Murphy and Nicola Carroll.[1] He was named after the catalonia's patron saint St. Jordi.[2] A decision which was influenced by the nurses on duty the night of his birth as the following day was the St Jordi's Day festival.[2] Murphy moved to Dublin at the age of nine where he attended Willow Park primary school.[1]

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Murphy started his career with Blackrock and was part of a successful junior side which won the Leinster Schools Junior Cup in 2006 against Gonzaga College.[3][4] He later went on to captain the senior side who won the Leinster Senior Cup in 2009.[4] Blackrock triumphed over Terenure in the final with an 18–9 victory making it their 66th senior title.[5]

Murphy who is part of the Leinster's Academy has played for Leinster A on 18 occasions representing them in British and Irish Cup and against the other three provinces.[4]

At the beginning of the 2011–12 Pro 12 League season Leinster had 14 players unavailable for selection as they were representing Ireland in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[6] With a depleted squad and some impressive displays this led to Murphy getting his first senior appearance in their third game of the season. The match was a 19–23 home defeat against Scottish side Glasgow Warriors with Murphy coming on as substitute in the 45th minute replacing Dominic Ryan.[7] In the following league match on 24 September 2011 he made his first competitive start for Leinster in 15–10 away victory against Scarlets in which Fijian Isa Nacewa scored all off Leinster points.[8] The match was Scarlets 5000th game in the region's 139-year history.[9]

Murphy scored his first try for the province against Cardiff Blues in a nine try victory.[10] In the same match he also picked up the man-of-the-match award.[10] On 15 December 2012, he made his Heineken Cup debut late on against Clermont Auvergne, replacing injured team-mate Shane Jennings.[11] Towards the end of the season he was named Powerade Young Player of the Year at Leinster Rugby's Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Mansion House in Dublin.[12] Only a matter of days later Murphy captained Leinster 'A' to victory over Newcastle Falcons in the final of the British and Irish Cup.[13]

International career[edit]

Murphy has represented Ireland at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.[4] In the summer of 2013 Murphy was selected for an Emerging Ireland squad for the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup.[14] He went on to play in all three matches against Georgia, South Africa President's XV and Uruguay.[15][16][17] Ireland ended the competition as runners-up with Murphy providing an assist in final match for a Niall Annett try.[17] He gained his first senior cap for Ireland as a second half replacement against England at Twickenham in the 2014 Six Nations, on 22 February 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Murphy is currently studying business.[18] In 2009 he received Blackrock's sports personality of the year award presented to him by Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 February 2014.[4]
Club Season Pro 12 Heineken Cup Total
Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red
Leinster 2011–12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
2012–13 15 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 3 0 0
2013–14 9 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 11 4 0 0
Career total 30 5 0 0 4 2 0 0 34 7 0 0

Honours[edit]

Club/Province[edit]

Blackrock
Leinster

Individual[edit]

  • Leinster Young Player of the Year (1): 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Breen, Peter (12 October 2012). "Jordi: I'll be ready". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b McCague, Niall (20 January 2011). "Blackrock's Barca Boy". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media plc). Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Blackrock College Newsletter Easter 2006" (PDF). blackrockcollege.com (Blackrock College). 1 April 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Jordi Murphy Leinster Profile". leinsterrugby.ie (Leinster Rugby). Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Kingston class seals Rock bliss". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media plc). 18 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Leinster squad must fill boots of Ireland stars-McLaughlin". Irish Independent (Independent News & Media plc). 6 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Leinster 19 v 23 Glasgow Warriors". leinsterrugby.ie (Leinster Rugby). 17 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Scarlets 10 v 15 Leinster". leinsterrugby.ie (Leinster Rugby). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Scarlets edged out by Leinster in close 5,000th game encounter". scarlets.co.uk (Scarlets). 24 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Pro12: Leinster 59–22 Cardiff Blues". BBC Sport (BBC). 27 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  11. ^ Berry, Des (18 December 2012). "Drico return just the tonic for Blues". Evening Herald (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 21 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Blake, Ben (5 May 2013). "Madigan scoops Player of the Year at Leinster awards ball". TheScore.ie (Distilled Media). Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Newcastle Falcons 17 v 18 Leinster 'A'". leinsterrugby.ie (Leinster Rugby). 17 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rory Best to captain senior squad touring USA and Canada, Rhys Ruddock to lead emerging squad". RTÉ.ie (RTÉ). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Keatley kicks Emerging Ireland to hard-fought win". irishrugby.ie (IRFU). 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  16. ^ "Emerging Ireland suffer Tbilisi defeat". irishrugby.ie (IRFU). 11 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Second place finish for Emerging Ireland". irishrugby.ie (IRFU). 16 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "Lansdowne Yearbook 2010/11" (PDF). lansdownerugby.com (Lansdowne Football Club). p. 57. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "Blackrock College Newsletter Summer 2009" (PDF). blackrockcollege.ie (Blackrock College). p. 8. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

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