Mick Murphy (rugby league)
|Full name||Michael Murphy|
30 September 1941 |
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||17 st 0 lb (108 kg)|
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. Mick Murphy taught at Howard Street College, Barrow-in-Furness.
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.
Mick Murphy won caps for Lancashire (RL) while at Barrow.
County Cup Final appearances
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
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.
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Back on the Wembley trail
- Photograph "Northern prepare to pack down" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Stan looks to offload" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "A Roy Francis half time talk" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Northern Pack '76" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Mick Murphy At His Best" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Francis Jarvis celebrates" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Profile at saints.org.uk
- Mighty Mick Murphy – A Barrow and St Helens powerhouse
- Dual-code man Murphy handed key RU mission
- Mick Murphy at the Internet Movie Database