The Dallas Jackals signed Canadian international Liam Murray for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old loosehead prop, who has also played tighthead, is 6’2″ and 255 lbs.
Liam played 149 minutes for the Houston SaberCats in 6 matches, starting 1, during the 2021 season. He also was loaned to the Toronto Arrows as cover at prop and played 7 minutes in one match.
Liam is from Surrey, British Columbia, and grew up in Langley. He attended Brookswood Secondary and played high school rugby through his graduation in 2015. He also spent two years with PRCs Valley Central and at age 15 was selected for the BC team. He played club rugby for Langley RFC.
Following his graduation, he moved to England and played for Keynsham Rugby Club and Scarborough RUFC, toured Ireland with the Canadian U18s and U20s, before moving to Auckland, New Zealand to play with Ardmore Marist and with Counties Manakau U19s, the latter of which won gold at the Jock Hobb U18 Tournament.
In 2017 he moved back to Canada in Victoria, B.C., played with the Canadian U20s at the World Rugby Trophy competition and then for Canada Selects against the Ontario Arrows and in the Americas Pacific Challenge for Canada A in Montevideo, Uruguay.
In 2018 he played for the BC Bears in the Canadian Rugby Championship, as well as James Bay Athletic Association. He attended the World Rugby Combine at Glendale, Colorado in October 2018 and played for Rugby Americas Selects in their 59-31 win over the Glendale Raptors.
In 2019-2020 he played for the Pacific Pride, Rugby Canada’s centralized National Development Program. In 2020 he was included in Rugby Canada’s 36-player high-performance training squad convening at the Al Charron National Training Centre on November 9-29.
Murray gained his first cap with Canada debuting off the bench against England at Twickenham on July 10, 2021.
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Murray says, “I’m excited to be back on the big stage with a new group of talented players. I believe we are going to bring a really exciting brand of rugby to Dallas and I can’t wait to get started.”
“Current Pacific Pride player, Liam is a dynamic, mobile young prop who’s pursued opportunities in England, New Zealand, and the MLR,” Jackals GM Elaine Vassie said. “His desire to push himself at the next level makes him an exciting prospect to take the field with us next season!”
Once in Dallas, Murray looks forward to experiencing the culture and seeing live country music. Outside of rugby, his hobbies include trail riding, hiking, basketball, weight lifting, and cooking.
Welcome to the Pack Liam!