Jim Murphy

Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Full Name
James Murphy
Born
Wednesday, 31st March, 1948
Current Age
73 years and 298 days

Biography

Brisbane Souths forward earned a place on Australia's 1971 tour of NZ, making his Test debut in the 24-3 loss in the mud at Carlaw Park. Murphy, who was a skilled ball-distributor at second row, ventured to Sydney to play with Wests in 1973 but suffered a broken jaw in a pre-season match. Four such injuries severely hampered his playing career, requiring him to wear unusual headgear incorporating a jaw brace in his matches.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1972 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Overall 1972 1 0 0   0 - 1 0 0 100.00% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1970-72 7 1 -   - 3 0 7 0 0.00% List
Overall 1970-1972 7 1 0   0 3 0 7 0 0.00% List


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1973 ? 1 -   - 3  
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1974 6 2 -   - 6 2 3 1 33.33% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1975 22 5 -   - 15 10 10 2 45.45% List
Western Suburbs NSWRFL 1976 18 6 -   - 18 9 8 1 50.00% List
Overall 1973-1976 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Western Suburbs 1973-76 ? 14 -   - 42 ? ? ? ?  
Western Suburbs 1974-76 46 13 -   - 39 21 21 4 45.65% List
Overall 1973-1976 ? 14 0   0 42 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

JIM MURPHY says: JIM MURPHY PLAYED FOR QLD FROM 1969 - 1972 INCLUSIVE
PLAYED FOR AUSTRALIA IN 1971 AND 1972.
PLAYED FOR WESTS SYDNEY 1973 - 1977 INCLUSIVE.
PLAYED IN IPSWICH WEST END CLUB 1967.
PLAYED IN BRISBANE SOUTHS CLUB 1968 - 1972 INCLUSIVE.
PLAYED FOR REST OF WORLD VS. AUSTRALIA AT BROOKVALE
OVAL 1974.
PLAYED FOR BRISBANE REP SIDES 1968 - 1972 INCLUSIVE.
IN 1971 HITCH HIKED FROM TOOWOOMBA TO BRISBANE 5 DAYS A WEEK (1000KM) TO PLAY AND TRAIN FOR CLUB AND REPRESENTATIVE SIDES.
DURING MY QLD REP. PERIOD I PLAYED 22 GAMES, THESE WERE MADE UP OF INTERSTATE GAMES AGAINST NSW AND ALSO TOURS OF NEW ZEALAND AND QUEENSLAND AND NSW COUNTRY SIDES IN WARM UP GAMES TO THE STATE SERIES EACH YEAR 1969 - 1972. HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE WITH YOU PROFILE. CHEERS JIM. (26/09/2014)

JIM MURPHY says: I played for Australia in 1971 tour of New Zealand played in 2 provincal matches and 1 Test . Also played for Australia in 1972, 2 Tests against New Zealand. i represented Queensland in 22 matches, 9 interstate games from 1970 - 1972. and also 13 games against England touring sides and in lead up games to the interstate games eg. tours of New Zealand, games against Newcastle, NSW country, Monaro Division. Just like to set the record straight. Thanks Jim. (05/07/2016)

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