Mick Murphy (rugby league)

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Michael Murphy
Personal information
Full name Michael Murphy
Nickname Mick
Born (1941-09-30) 30 September 1941 (age 75)
Playing information
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 17 st 0 lb (108 kg)
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1963–63 Waterloo R.F.C.
Rugby league
Position Prop
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1963–69 Leigh
1969–72 Barrow
1972–75 St. Helens 90+8 4 12
1975–77 Bradford Northern
1977 Wagga Wagga (Australia)
1977–78 Tonneins XIII (France)
1978–79 St. Jacques XIII (France)
Total 98 4 0 0 12
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Lancashire 2
1975–79 Wales 5 0 0 0 0

Michael "Mick" Murphy (born 30 September 1941 in Liverpool) is a former Physical education teacher, Television Actor, and rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, and '70s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Waterloo R.F.C., and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and Lancashire, and at club level for Leigh, Barrow, St. Helens, Bradford Northern, Wagga Wagga (New South Wales, Australia), Tonneins XIII (France), and St. Jacques XIII (France) as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.[1] Mick Murphy taught at Howard Street College, Barrow-in-Furness.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Mick Murphy won caps for Wales (RL) while at Bradford Northern in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France, New Zealand, and France, in 1977 against France, and while at St. Jacques XIII, France in 1979 against France.[2]

County honours[edit]

Mick Murphy won caps for Lancashire (RL) while at Barrow.

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Mick Murphy played Left-Second-row, i.e. number 11, in Leigh's 4-15 defeat by St. Helens in the 1963 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1963–64 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Saturday 26 October 1963.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final appearances[edit]

Mick Murphy played Right-Second-row, i.e. number 12, in Leigh's 5-8 defeat by Castleford in the 1967 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final during the 1967–68 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 16 January 1968.

Club career[edit]

Mick Murphy made his début for St. Helens in the 2–13 defeat by Widnes at Naughton Park on Wednesday 13 September 1972.


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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