Titans recruit Aussie fly half
Rotherham Titans are delighted to announce an exciting addition to their squad, with former Queensland Reds fly half Dallan Murphy penning a deal for the 2013-14 season.
Twenty four year-old Murphy has 4 caps to his name and was described by Reds coach Ewen McKenzie as, “Our next-best ball-player outside Quade Cooper."
Dallan has played most of his rugby in Brisbane for Brothers Rugby Club and Queensland A, he’s a Bachelor of Business & Finance and at just under 6 foot and 90kg’s, he will have the physicality to complement his dynamic and exciting running game.
Murphy is eager to join up with the Titans and show off his talents in the Championship, as he explained, “Rotherham has a great history of performing well, and it’s very exciting for me to join such an established team with a rich history. I’m very excited to come under the guidance of Lee Blackett; his philosophy on rugby is very similar to mine. This is a major reason why I believe Rotherham was such a quality fit for me.
“From all reports, the championship is a tough league, I will experience conditions I have never played in and come up against some very high quality players, what better way to test myself. I am very excited to be joining the Titans and I can't wait to get over there to begin pre-season and meet all of my new coaches and team mates.”
Titans Head Coach Lee Blackett is thrilled to have captured what he believes is a rising star, with the potential to go a long way in the sport. Blackett enthusiastically explained, “Dallan is a high quality fly half; unfortunately for him when he was in the Super 15 squad at Queensland Reds he was behind Quade Cooper and there’s not many 10’s that are going to get in ahead of him. We are very excited about what Dallan can bring to the Rotherham set-up.
“We understand with him coming into a new environment he may need a little time to settle into different ways. We know Dallan is an attacking ten, he’s someone we’re bringing in because of our game plan and how we want to approach games and he will take the gain line on and cause a real threat to opposition.
“Dallan is English qualified through his grandparents and he’s extremely keen to come over here and show everybody what he can do. He’s very ambitious, he wants to play at the highest level he can and ultimately he wants to compete in the Premiership.
“He’s an intelligent guy and he’s a 10 that plays what he sees in front of him and if he sees that it’s on from deep inside his own half, he will go.”