Johne Murphy

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Johne Murphy
Full name Johne Murphy
Date of birth (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Rathangan, County Kildare, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb, 216 lb)
School Newbridge College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing, Fullback, Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006–10
2010–15
Leicester
Munster
99
93
(151)
(60)
Correct as of 11 January 2015
Current local club Munster
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–11
2014
Wolfhounds
Emerging Ireland
11
3
(25)
(0)
Correct as of 23 June 2014

Johne Murphy (born 10 November 1984) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer who played Wing, Full-back[1] or Centre.

On 27 August 2015, Murphy announced his retirement from rugby.[2][3]

Family[edit]

Johne Murphy was born Rathangan, County Kildare to John and Mary Murphy and attended Newbridge College. The -e in Johne was to distinguish him from his father.[4]

Munster[edit]

Murphy left Leicester to join Munster for the 2010-11 season.[5] He made his full debut for Munster in the opening league fixture against Aironi on 4 September 2010.[6]

He won the 2010–11 Magners League in his first season at the province.[7] Murphy signed a two-year contract extension with Munster in March 2012.[8]

Murphy signed a one-year contract extension with Munster in April 2014, which will see him remain with the province until at least June 2015.[9] In June 2015, it was announced that Murphy would be leaving Munster.[10]

Ireland[edit]

Murphy played for the Ireland A side that was defeated by England Saxons on 1 February 2008.[11][12][13] He joined the Ireland squad for their 2010 Summer Tour as a replacement for Shane Horgan and played against the Barbarians in June 2010. He was called up to Ireland's senior training squad for the 2011 Six Nations Championship.[14] Murphy was selected in the Emerging Ireland squad on 26 May 2014.[15] He started against Russia in their first 2014 IRB Nations Cup match on 13 June 2014.[16] He captained the team in their second game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014.[17] Murphy started in the 31-10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[18]

Honours[edit]

Leicester Tigers[edit]

Munster[edit]

Emerging Ireland[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murphy prepared to bide his time". BBC. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Murphy calls time on his career". Irish Independent. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Johne Murphy To Retire From Professional Rugby". Munster Rugby. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Interview: Johne Murphy". Leinster Leader. 31 March 2010. Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Murphy joins Munster". irishtimes.com. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Ideal Start To Munster's Campaign". munsterrugby.ie. 5 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 November 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Munster Crowned Magners League Champions". munsterrugby.ie. 28 May 2011. Archived from the original on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 16 March 2012. Archived from the original on 6 August 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 29 April 2014. Archived from the original on 30 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Squad Update". munsterrugby.ie. 3 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Varndell shines in Saxons victory". BBC. 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  12. ^ "Ireland 'A' Go Down Fighting Against Saxons". IrishRugby.ie. 2008-02-01. Archived from the original on 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2008-02-03. 
  13. ^ "Johne in Ireland A line-up at Tigers". Leicester Tigers. 2008-01-25. Retrieved 2008-02-04. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Eleven added to Ireland squad". pro12rugby.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2016. 
  15. ^ "9 Players In Emerging Ireland Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 26 May 2014. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Emerging Ireland Hammer Russia In Nations Cup Opener". irishrugby.ie. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". irishrugby.ie. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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