Everyone at Stirling County Rugby Football club would like to congratulate Murphy Walker on his recent signing with Glasgow Warriors.
Murphy joined Stirling County’s Super6 team back in 2018 through to the end of the most recent season.
Stirling County’s Super6 Head Coach, Ben Cairns, said:
“Everyone at Stirling County is delighted for Murphy. It’s great to see another player turn pro from our Super6 squad and in particular a guy who has been at the club since he left school. We wish Murphy all the best and we are sure he will take every opportunity afforded to him as he makes his way on the pro ladder.”
It was fantastic to see Murphy in our Super6 team and go on to gain his first professional contract with Glasgow Warriors.
Murphy Walker commented on his recent signing with Glasgow Warriors,
“The overriding feeling is excitement. It’s been a goal ever since I was young to become a professional rugby player and it feels weird even saying it now. Just time to crack on now and put my hand up for a jersey in the 23.
Stirling County has supported me massively in getting to this stage – having come out of school to play in the premiership under Eddie Pollock was a great experience. Eddie has been a huge part of my scrummaging throughout the past few years, it’s been amazing learning from his attention to detail. When Stirling became a part of Super6, everything stepped up a level which made the transition to playing for Glasgow much easier. Ben’s arrival at the club helped me develop my general play around the park. I can’t thank both of them enough.
I think the most important thing about when I was playing was how much I enjoyed it. Playing with the Stirling County Super6 squad we had, and the laughs we had both on and off the field, made it a lot more fun to be at Stirling. I can’t wait to see the fellas kick off this season!”
Eddie Pollock, Director of Rugby at Stirling County also commented,
“I first started working with Murphy in his last year at school as part of the national U18 squad, where I was impressed with his natural strength, athleticism, and willingness to learn. He joined us at County the following season where he immediately made an impact in the premiership initially as loose head but as the season progressed, he developed the ability to move effectively to the other side of the scrum. He has been a dominant tight head scrummaging force in club and Super 6 rugby over the last few seasons as well as developing his all-round game to a high level. I can’t speak highly enough of Murphy both as a player and a person and I look forward to seeing him develop in the professional game for many years to come.”