Alex Murphy OBE

Inducted into the Hall of Fame - 1988


Born: 22 April 1939; St Helens, Lancashire


Position: Scrum-half


Career Dates: 1956-75


Clubs: St Helens, Leigh, Warrington

Murphy played from 1956-1975 and made over 500 professional appearances, 319 for St. Helens.


He is generally considered as one of the greatest half-backs ever to play the British game. This recognised by his 27-Test career, during which he toured Australia twice and was part of Great Britain’s World Cup winning team of 1960.


He also had a long coaching career and was awarded an OBE for his services to the game in 1998. He also features in the St Helens and Warrington Wolves Hall of Fames.