Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Murphy Poised to Return for Valleys; Feared Player Keen to Kick Off

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Murphy Poised to Return for Valleys; Feared Player Keen to Kick Off

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Byline: Cameron Leslie cameronl @thechronicle.com.au

THE worst fears of many Toowoomba Rugby League clubs will turn to reality this weekend when Nathan Murphy makes his return for Valleys.

Murphy, who has been the outstanding player of the TRL competition in recent seasons, has not played in 2009, taking an extended break while trying his hand at coaching.

He has been involved with the Toowoomba under 16 team in their statewide competition and was the assistant coach for the South West Mustangs at last week's state titles.

With that out of the way, however, Murphy is preparing to return to the fray against Gatton on Sunday.

Murphy told The Chronicle he was looking forward to returning to action, but was coy about whether it would be this weekend.

The Chronicle can confirm, however, that Murphy has been named at five-eighth for the Gatton clash, partnering Matt Duggan in the halves.

"I'll be back playing, but I'm not sure if it's this weekend," Murphy said. …

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