Friday, November 13, 2020

Leicester Tigers RFC have announced that former Irish International, Geordan Murphy, has left his role as as Director of Rugby at the club by mutual consent.


Former Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby and Irish International, Geordan Murphy Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The former Newbridge College student spent some 23 years at Tigers as player, captain, coach, head coach and Director of Rugby. In a career spanning 16 seasons the Irishman won two European titles and eight Premierships and he was capped 72 times for Ireland, winning a Six Nations in 2009, and was twice capped by  the Lions.

In a statement issued on the Leicester Tigers website Murphy said, “As well as my family here in Leicester, and all of our friends, I want to thank my family and friends in Ireland for their support throughout my career at Tigers as a player and coach in the good and bad times.

“I have spent 23 great years at Leicester Tigers and forged great friendships with people throughout that entire period.

“I’m most proud of the respect I earned from my team-mates and colleagues, and I’m grateful to all of them for how they have helped me, supported me and shared in my time at this club.

“Winning has been the easy part. It is when things are not going well, when you are losing and having to get back up every day and put on a brave face, that you know who your friends are and, to all of those who supported me through those times, those are the friends I will have for life.

“I wish the club the very best for the future on and off the pitch, and say thank you to the supporters who have been a part of my life for more than 20 years.”

As well as possibilities in England Murphy remains an excellent possibility for one of the four Irish provinces or the Irish international set-up.

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