Murphy goes home to Leeds Carnegie

Leeds Carnegie have announced the signing of second row Phil Murphy, 28, from Guinness Premiership side Worcester Warriors on a two year contract.

Murphy originally came through the academy system at Headingley Carnegie before moving to Sixways back in 2004 having played 60 games for the club. He played in the Guinness Premiership at Leeds alongside his older brother Chris and represented England at U21 level.

He has been an integral part of the Worcester squad since joining them on their promotion to the Guinness Premiership for the 2004-05 season. In the four seasons that have followed, he has made 83 appearances for the Warriors.

Commenting on signing for Leeds Carnegie, Beverley-born Murphy said, “I am really excited about coming back home to Leeds Carnegie and rejoining the club. Leeds has always had a special place in my heart having begun my senior career here back in 2000 and now I want to help the club get back into the Guinness Premiership next season.”

Director of Rugby Stuart Lancaster said, “Phil has shown that he has matured into an experienced Premiership rugby player during his time at Worcester. Importantly he is someone who knows our club and the culture we have here and I am sure as a Yorkshireman he will be relishing the chance to call Headingley Carnegie his home once again.”

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