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Unearthed: Our man from the Murray

For new Magpie Sam Murray, it's been a steady rise from rejected country footballer to Collingwood's round one bolter.

10:20am  Mar 14, 2018

Sam Murray: The story so far

In Sam Murray, Collingwood gain a hard-running defender who has spent the past two seasons on Sydney's rookie list.

11:34am  Oct 19, 2017

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Murray and McGovern collide

9:55pm  Apr 13, 2018

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12:00pm  Mar 26, 2018

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Sam
Murray

Height
187 cm
DOB
02-09-1997
Weight
86 kg
Debut
-
Games
2018
13
Career
13
Goals
2018
0
Career
0
2018 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
967
Avg
74
SamMurray

Player Bio

At A Glance

Junior Clubs: Wodonga Raiders
Clubs: Sydney (2016-2017), Collingwood (2018)
Debut: -
Recruited from: Sydney
Brownlow Votes: -

Hard-running Sydney defender Sam Murray joined Collingwood during the October trade period at the end of the 2017 season. The 20-year-old spent the past two seasons on Sydney’s rookie list. He excelled after being moved into the backline in 2017, averaging 22 disposals per game, using his hard running and long left foot to advantage.

Hailing from country Victoria, Murray was overlooked for a place in the Murray Bushrangers TAC Cup squad for 2015. Instead, he plied his trade for the Wodonga Raiders, finishing third in the Ovens and Murray Football League’s Morris Medal at the age of 18. After representing the Ovens and Murray League at Under 19 level in 2015, Murray was selected with pick No. 66 in the November Rookie Draft. He kicked 16 majors playing as a small forward in the NEAFL in 2016 before being swung into defence this season, when he was named in the NEAFL Team of the Year.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2018 Season Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 74.4

2018 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Sydney Swans Rd 20
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 9
Disposals 24 North Melbourne Rd 18
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 7
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 4
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 101 Brisbane Lions Rd 7

2018 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Hawthorn L 101 - 67 12 7 19 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 76
2 GWS Giants L 79 - 95 11 9 20 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 54
3 Carlton W 76 - 100 13 8 21 7 0 1 1 4 0 0 90
4 Adelaide Crows W 58 - 106 7 16 23 3 0 1 1 6 0 1 85
5 Essendon W 101 - 52 10 11 21 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 69
6 Richmond L 70 - 113 11 8 19 8 0 0 1 2 0 0 78
7 Brisbane Lions W 114 - 121 17 7 24 10 0 1 1 2 0 0 101
8 Geelong Cats L 45 - 66 12 7 19 5 0 2 0 2 0 0 75
9 St Kilda W 72 - 100 7 16 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
10 Western Bulldogs W 90 - 55 - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fremantle W 138 - 77 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Melbourne W 91 - 133 - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Carlton W 79 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Gold Coast Suns W 60 - 99 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Essendon W 62 - 78 - - - - - - - - - - -
17 West Coast Eagles L 67 - 102 - - - - - - - - - - -
18 North Melbourne W 130 - 64 16 8 24 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 79
19 Richmond L 105 - 77 13 6 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 66
20 Sydney Swans L 73 - 71 17 1 18 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 56
21 Brisbane Lions W 104 - 73 12 9 21 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 67
22 Port Adelaide W 115 - 64 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Fremantle W 67 - 76 - - - - - - - - - - -
W1 West Coast Eagles L 86 - 70 - - - - - - - - - - -
SF GWS Giants W 69 - 59 - - - - - - - - - - -
PF Richmond W 58 - 97 - - - - - - - - - - -
GF West Coast Eagles L 79 - 74 - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 17 - L: 9 158 113 271 67 0 8 9 21 0 1 967

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 13
    • Kicks 12.2
    • Handballs 8.7
    • Disposals 20.8
    • Marks 5.2
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 1.6
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 74.4

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 17 Sydney Swans Rd 20, 2018
Handballs 16 St Kilda Rd 9, 2018
Disposals 24 North Melbourne Rd 18, 2018
Marks 10 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2018
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 6 Adelaide Crows Rd 4, 2018
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 101 Brisbane Lions Rd 7, 2018

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2018 Collingwood 158 113 271 67 0 8 9 21 0 1 967

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

Career

AFL: 0 games, 0 goals

VFL: 0 games, 0 goals

Pre-season: 1 game, 0 goals

Milestones

AFL: 0 games, 0 goals

VFL: 0 games, 0 goals

Pre-season: 1 game, 0 goals

Draft History

2016 Rookie Draft NSW priority zone selection (Sydney) No. 66

Traded to Collingwood (along with selection No. 70 and a future third-round selection) in exchange for a future second-round selection

Awards

AFL Awards

NEAFL Team of the Year
2017

Club Awards

NEAFL Team of the Year
2017