Craig Murdock

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Craig Murdock
Personal information
Full name Craig Murdock[1]
Born (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 43)
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England
Playing information
Position Scrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–98 Wigan 68 23 1 0 94
1998–99 Hull Sharks 27 8 0 2 34
2000 Salford City Reds 2 0 0 0 0
2000–02 Hull Kingston Rovers
Total 97 31 1 2 128
Source: RLP

Craig Murdock (born 24 October 1973) is an English former rugby league player who played as a Scrum-half. Murdock played for Wigan, Hull Sharks, Salford City Reds, and Hull Kingston Rovers.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Cumbria, Murdock started his professional career with Wigan in 1993 after being signed from amateur side Hensingham. He scored 23 tries in 68 appearances for the club, and took part in the Clash of the Codes match against Bath, scoring two tries in the match played under rugby union rules.[2]

In 1998, he joined Hull Sharks, initially on loan before signing a permanent deal.[3] He also went on to play for Salford City Reds, and Hull Kingston Rovers

Media career[edit]

After his playing career ended, Murdock worked as a commentator for BBC Radio Humberside for almost a decade, but was forced to leave the role in 2014 due to a "conflict of interest" with his work as a player agent.[4] He was subsequently employed by the Hull Daily Mail as a columnist.[5]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Bale, Steve (27 May 1996). "Related attractions". The Independent. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Hadfield, Dave (21 June 1998). "Rugby League: Loan star Murdock shines". The Independent. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Former Hull FC and Hull KR star Craig Murdock leaves BBC commentary role over 'conflict of interest'". Hull Daily Mail. Local World. 14 July 2014. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Former Hull FC and Hull KR player Craig Murdock joins Hull Daily Mail as columnist". Hull Daily Mail. Local World. 18 July 2014. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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