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David Murray
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New Zealand
83 kg
  1. New Zealand
Current Status
Working at Plumbing World Tauranga and playing with local club Otumoetai Eels
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Warriors Debut (Date and Match Details)
19th April 1996 vs Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Junior Club
Ellerslie Eagles
Signed From
Auckland City Vulcans
  1. Fullback
  2. Winger
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A Ellerslie Eagles junior, Murray was picked up by the Warriors after playing for the Auckland City Vulcans. After a horror run of injuries to the Warriors starting fullbacks, Gene Ngamu and Marc Ellis, Doc was selected to make his debut in 1996 against Manly in a game they lost 10-22. He spent the rest of the year playing on the Warriors Reserve Grade team.

In 1997 he moved to England, signing a two-year contract with the prestigious Wigan Warriors. However he did not find a place in the first grade side and late in the season he was loaned to the Warrington Wolves. Murray then spent 1998 loaned to the Lancashire Lynx club in the second division. During this time, he also had some trials with rugby union club, the London Wasps.

He returned to Australian competition in 1999, playing one National Rugby League game for the South Sydney Rabbitohs off the bench.

He returned to New Zealand in 2000, playing one season with the Ngongotaha Chiefs in the Bartercard Cup. During the season he was again selected to represent New Zealand Māori.

Between 2006 and 2008 Murray coached the Otumoetai Eels in the Bay of Plenty Rugby League competition.
  • 1994 Auckland City Vulcans
  • 1996 Auckland Warriors
  • 1996-00 - New Zealand Maoris
  • 1997 Wigan Warriors
  • 1997 Warrington Wolves
  • 1998 Lancashire Lynx
  • 1999 South Sydney

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