Alex Murphy O.B.E.

Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy O.B.E.

Alex Murphy O.B.E. was born on 22nd April 1939. He signed for the St Helens Rugby League Club just after Midnight, on his 16th Birthday, on 22nd April 1955. His signing on fee was £80. In a 'Rugby Leaguer' poll he was voted 'Player of the Millennium'.

Alex Murphy at the Interview

In this nearly 3 hours interview Alex tells us what life was like as a young man growing up in Thatto Heath, about his childhood and playing schools Rugby League. Who influenced him early in his career? Hear him talk about the great Jim Sullivan, his first coach at St. Helens and much, much more.
Murphy runs the ball

Alex Murphy is away

Alex Murphy in team photo

." Running in an odd pair of galoshes" …

....."my dad clipped me on the back of the head" ....

..... "call me arrogant, call me big head but"........

..... "after the last test Keith Holman said to me" .....

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Alex's Rugby League career record

 Played for

Appearances

Tries

Goals

Total Points

St Helens

      391

175

​42

609

Leigh

118

33

96

291

Warrington

67

9

40

107

Tests

27

16

0

48

England

2

1

1

5

Lancashire

14

12

2

40

Representative

4

4

0

12

Tour Matches 1958

16

18

3

60

Tour Matches 1962

8

7

0

21

Totals

575

275

184

1193

Alex was a Great Britain team mate of Billy Boston - view Billy's page here

Alex was a Great Britain team mate of Eric Ashton - view Eric's page here

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