Mick Murphy (rugby league)
Michael Anastasio Murphy (30 September 1941 – 17 March 2019) was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1960s and 1970s. He played club level rugby union (RU) for Waterloo R.F.C., and representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales and Lancashire, and at club level for Leigh (Heritage №), Barrow, St Helens, Bradford Northern, Wagga Wagga (in New South Wales, Australia), Tonneins XIII (in France) and St. Jacques XIII (in France) as a prop, i.e. number 8 or 10, during the era of contested scrums.
|Full name||Michael Anastasio Murphy|
|Born||30 September 1941|
|Died||17 March 2019 (aged 77)|
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||17 st 0 lb (108 kg)|
He worked as a physical education teacher, he taught at Howard Street College, Barrow-in-Furness, he worked as a television actor, and he appeared as the character 'Ged' in the television series Merseybeat episode 'Unhappy Medium' that aired on 29 July 2002
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.
County Cup Final appearancesEdit
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 appearancesEdit
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". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
- Yates, John (19 March 2019). "Former St Helens forward Mick Murphy dies aged 77". St Helens Reporter. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
- Announcing the passing of Michael Anastasio Murphy
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- (archived by web.archive.org) Back on the Wembley trail
- Photograph "Northern prepare to pack down" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Stan looks to offload" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "A Roy Francis half time talk" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Northern Pack '76" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Mick Murphy At His Best" at rlhp.co.uk
- Photograph "Francis Jarvis celebrates" at rlhp.co.uk
- Profile at saints.org.uk
- (archived by archive.is) Mighty Mick Murphy – A Barrow and St Helens powerhouse
- Dual-code man Murphy handed key RU mission
- Mick Murphy on IMDb