Canadian Liam Murray Joins the Jackals
The Dallas Jackals are happy to announce Liam Murray has joined the pack! Capped for Canada earlier this year, Murray also spent time in Houston and Toronto during the 2021 MLR season.
Growing up in Langley, British Columbia, Murray, 24, attended and played for Brookswood Secondary, spent two seasons with PRCs Valley Central, Langley RFC, and at 15 was selected for the BC side.
After completing high school, Murray moved to England playing for the Yorkshire D1 side and Scarborough RUFC. Murray joined the Canada U18’s in 2015 before moving to Auckland, New Zealand. In Auckland, Murray competed with Ardmore Marist and Counties Manakau U19s. He aided the Counties Manakau side to gold in the Jock Hobbs tournament.
Returning to Canada in Victoria, BC in 2017, Murray was selected for the Canada U20s at the World Rugby Trophy competition. Later, he joined the Canada Selects team and Canada A side in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The 2018 campaign Murray was with the BC Bears in the Canadian Rugby Championship league and played in the Rugby Americas Selects.
The following two years Murray spent with Pacific Pride Academy, Canada’s National Development Program. He also joined Canada on the American Rugby Championship in 2019 and was included on the World Cup long list.
Making the move to MLR play, Murray played for the Houston SaberCats and Toronto Arrows during the 2021 season. In July 2021, Murray gained his first cap with Canada debuting off the bench against Canada.
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!
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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