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.
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" .....
View a Clip from Alex's Interview
Alex's Rugby League career record
Tour Matches 1958
Tour Matches 1962
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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