Dallas Jackals Re-Signs Liam Murray

The Dallas Jackals re-signed Canadian international Liam Murray for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old loosehead prop, who has also played tighthead, is 6’2″ and 255 lbs.

Liam played 385 minutes in 9 matches, starting 6, for the Dallas Jackals in 2022.

He 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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