Jordi Murphy

Not to be confused with Geordan Murphy.
Jordi Murphy
Full name Jordi Murphy
Date of birth (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 108 kilograms (17 st 0 lb)
School Blackrock College
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Flanker / Number 8
Current team Leinster
Playing career
Position Flanker / Number 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2011- Leinster 84 (75)
correct as of 10 Sep 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Ireland Schools
Ireland u20
Emerging Ireland

correct as of 5 November 2016.

Jordi Murphy (born 22 April 1991) is an Irish international rugby player. He is registered to Lansdowne and plays for provincial and Pro12 League side Leinster.

Early life

Murphy was born in Barcelona to Irish parents, Conor Murphy and Nicola Carroll.[1] He was named after Catalonia's patron saint St. Jordi.[2] A decision which was influenced by the nurses on duty the night of his birth as the following day was the St Jordi's Day festival.[2] Murphy moved to Dublin at the age of nine where he attended Willow Park primary school.[1]


Club career

Murphy started his career with Blackrock and was part of a successful junior side which won the Leinster Schools Junior Cup in 2006 against Gonzaga College.[3][4] He later went on to captain the senior side who won the Leinster Senior Cup in 2009.[4] Blackrock triumphed over Terenure in the final with an 18–9 victory making it their 66th senior title.[5]

Murphy who is part of the Leinster's Academy has played for Leinster A on 18 occasions representing them in British and Irish Cup and against the other three provinces.[4]

At the beginning of the 2011–12 Pro 12 League season Leinster had 14 players unavailable for selection as they were representing Ireland in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.[6] With a depleted squad and some impressive displays this led to Murphy getting his first senior appearance in their third game of the season. The match was a 19–23 home defeat against Scottish side Glasgow Warriors with Murphy coming on as substitute in the 45th minute replacing Dominic Ryan.[7] In the following league match on 24 September 2011 he made his first competitive start for Leinster in 15–10 away victory against Scarlets in which Fijian Isa Nacewa scored all of the Leinster points.[8] The match was Scarlets 5000th game in the region's 139-year history.[9]

Murphy scored his first try for the province against Cardiff Blues in a nine try victory.[10] In the same match he also picked up the man-of-the-match award.[10] On 15 December 2012, he made his Heineken Cup debut late on against Clermont Auvergne, replacing injured team-mate Shane Jennings.[11] Towards the end of the season he was named Powerade Young Player of the Year at Leinster Rugby's Annual Awards Ceremony held at the Mansion House in Dublin.[12] Only a matter of days later Murphy captained Leinster 'A' to victory over Newcastle Falcons in the final of the British and Irish Cup.[13]

International career

Murphy has represented Ireland at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels.[4] In the summer of 2013 Murphy was selected for an Emerging Ireland squad for the 2013 IRB Tbilisi Cup.[14] He went on to play in all three matches against Georgia, South Africa President's XV and Uruguay.[15][16][17] Ireland ended the competition as runners-up with Murphy providing an assist in final match for a Niall Annett try.[17] He gained his first senior cap for Ireland as a second-half replacement against England at Twickenham in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations on 22 February 2014, winning further caps against Italy (08.03.14) and Argentina (07.06.14 and 14.06.14). He was a member of Ireland's successful 6 Nations squad in 2015, starting in two test matches (Italy, England) and coming on as a replacement against France, Wales and Scotland during that campaign.

In September 2015 he was selected as a member of 31-man Ireland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Personal life

Murphy is currently studying business at Dublin Institute of Technology ([18] In 2009 he received Blackrock's sports personality of the year award presented to him by Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll.[19]

Career statistics

As of match played 11 October 2015.[4]
Club Season Pro 12 Heineken Cup Total
Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red Apps Tries Yel Red
Career total 50 10 0 0 10 3 0 0 60 13 0 0






  1. 1 2 Breen, Peter (12 October 2012). "Jordi: I'll be ready". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  2. 1 2 McCague, Niall (20 January 2011). "Blackrock's Barca Boy". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media plc. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. "Blackrock College Newsletter Easter 2006" (PDF). Blackrock College. 1 April 2006. p. 7. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 "Jordi Murphy Leinster Profile". Leinster Rugby. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. "Kingston class seals Rock bliss". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media plc. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  6. "Leinster squad must fill boots of Ireland stars-McLaughlin". Irish Independent. Independent News & Media plc. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  7. "Leinster 19 v 23 Glasgow Warriors". Leinster Rugby. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  8. "Scarlets 10 v 15 Leinster". Leinster Rugby. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  9. "Scarlets edged out by Leinster in close 5,000th game encounter". Scarlets. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  10. 1 2 "Pro12: Leinster 59–22 Cardiff Blues". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  11. Berry, Des (18 December 2012). "Drico return just the tonic for Blues". Evening Herald. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  12. Blake, Ben (5 May 2013). "Madigan scoops Player of the Year at Leinster awards ball". Distilled Media. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  13. "Newcastle Falcons 17 v 18 Leinster 'A'". Leinster Rugby. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  14. "Rory Best to captain senior squad touring USA and Canada, Rhys Ruddock to lead emerging squad". RTÉ.ie. RTÉ. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  15. "Keatley kicks Emerging Ireland to hard-fought win". IRFU. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  16. "Emerging Ireland suffer Tbilisi defeat". IRFU. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  17. 1 2 "Second place finish for Emerging Ireland". IRFU. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  18. "Lansdowne Yearbook 2010/11" (PDF). Lansdowne Football Club. p. 57. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  19. "Blackrock College Newsletter Summer 2009" (PDF). Blackrock College. p. 8. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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