Johne Murphy

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Johne Murphy
Full name Johne Murphy
Date of birth (1984-11-10) 10 November 1984 (age 31)
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
Playing career
Position Wing, Fullback, Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Naas RFC
Lansdowne FC
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006–10
2010–15
Leicester
Munster
99
91
(151)
(60)
correct as of 11 Jan 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007-11
2014
Wolfhounds
Emerging Ireland
11
3
(25)
(0)
correct as of 23 Jun 2014.
For other people with similar names, see John Murphy (disambiguation) or John Murphy (disambiguation).

Johne Murphy (born 10 November 1984) is a retired Irish rugby union footballer who played Wing, Full-back[1] or Centre for Munster Rugby in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup.

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. Murphy was selected in the Emerging Ireland squad on 26 May 2014.[14] He started against Russia in their first 2014 IRB Nations Cup match on 13 June 2014.[15] He captained the team in their second game against Uruguay on 18 June 2014.[16] Murphy started in the 31-10 win Romania on 22 June 2014, a win that secured the 2014 IRB Nations Cup for Emerging Ireland.[17]

Honours[edit]

Leicester Tigers Premiership Winner 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10 Runner up 2007-08 EDF energy cup Winner 2006-07 Runner up 2007-08 European Cup Runner up 2006-07, 2008-09

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. 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. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Munster Crowned Magners League Champions". munsterrugby.ie. 28 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Contract News". munsterrugby.ie. 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Squad Update". munsterrugby.ie. 3 June 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. ^ "9 Players In Emerging Ireland Squad". munsterrugby.ie. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Emerging Ireland Hammer Russia In Nations Cup Opener". irishrugby.ie. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Emerging Ireland Enjoy Back-To-Back Bonus Point Wins". irishrugby.ie. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Emerging Ireland Are Nations Cup Champions". irishrugby.ie. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 

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