Ruaidhrí Murphy

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Ruaidhrí Murphy
Full name Ruaidhrí Murphy
Date of birth (1987-07-05) 5 July 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 119 kg (18 st 10 lb)
School Castleknock College
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Prop
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Exeter Chiefs
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012–14 Brumbies 29 (5)
correct as of 27 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007 Ireland u20 5 (0)
correct as of 2 February 2015.

Ruaidhrí Murphy is a professional Rugby Union player for ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby. Ruaidhrí's position of choice is prop. Ruaidhri is a former pupil of Castleknock College in Dublin and represented Leinster Schools and Ireland Schools during his school days at Castleknock. He was a member of the Ireland team at the Under 19 World Cup in Dubai before moving to Leinster Rugby and was part of the Under 20 Six Nations and Grand Slam winning side of 2007..

Murphy joined Exeter Chiefs in 2009[1] but was unable to break into the Chiefs first team, he remained with the squad and was part of the Chiefs 2009/10 RFU Championship winning side. With Exeter in the Aviva Premiership he featured only once in Premiership competition.[2]

At the conclusion of the 2011 season Murphy left Exeter for Australia and joined Easts Tigers Rugby Union in Brisbane. He then joined Gungahlin Eagles, before earning a spot with the Brumbies.

As a youngster Murphy spent a large part of his youth in Perth where his father owns a business, Murphy has a strong appreciation for Australia and his long-term goal is to represent the Wallabies.[3]

In 2014, Ulster Rugby announced that Murphy would return to Ireland by joining them on a two-year deal after the 2014 Super Rugby season.[4]


  1. ^ "Murphy bolsters Chiefs front row". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Statistics Official Aviva Premiership Website". Premiership Rugby. 
  3. ^ O'Neill, Michael. "Ruaidhri Murphy on 'life at the Brumbies' Ruaidhri Murphy on 'life at the Brumbies". SportsNewsIRELAND. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Prop Ruaidhri Murphy to join Ulster Rugby from the Brumbies" (Press release). Ulster Rugby. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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