Wembley Statue nominee: Alex Murphy

Journalist Tony Hannan discusses the talents of Alex Murphy, the only player to captain three different sides to victory in the Challenge Cup.

Murphy is one of six nominees to be immortalised with a statue at Wembley Stadium, after collecting 27 caps for Great Britain and leading Leigh to a shock win over Leeds in 1971.

On Thursday 23 August the RFL Board will officially announce which of a six strong short list - Billy Boston, Eric Ashton, Martin Offiah, Gus Risman, Alex Murphy, or a group representation - will be immortalised outside Wembley. You can give the RFL your views by sending an e-mail to wembley.statue@rfl.uk.com.

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