Kieran Murphy (rugby union)

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Kieran Murphy
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Personal information
Date of birth (1988-01-19) 19 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 103 kilograms (16 st 3 lb)
University(s) University of Birmingham
Club information
Position(s) Number 8
Current club CA Brive
Youth clubs
Years Club
UBRFC
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2011-2013
2013-
Scarlets
CA Brive
25 (15)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of [1].

Kieran Murphy (born 19 January 1988) is a Scottish/Welsh rugby union player currently playing for CA Brive. His position is at Number 8 and is known for his explosive power, superb speed off the base of the scrum and running support play around the field. Kieran previously played for Premiership side Llandovery RFC.[2]

He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland moving to Swansea, Wales when he was two years old and consequently qualifies to play for both Scotland and Wales at international level. He played his junior rugby for South Gower RFC, attended Bishopston Comprehensive in Swansea and after returning from his studies at Birmingham University where he often played for Veseyans RFC he joined Mumbles RFC before catching the eye of the Scarlets.

He joined the Scarlets in June 2011 and made his debut for the first team against Leicester Tigers in the LV Cup match on 15 October 2011 at Parc y Scarlets. The Scarlets won the match 31-3 and Murphy scored two tries in a man of the match performance. His debut season has led to numerous plaudits from respected commentators, including former Llanelli, Wales and British Lion Fly half Phil Bennett, who tipped big things for Murphy in the future.

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