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Lachlan Murphy

Age: 25yr 5mth    Games: 102     Born: December 4, 1998     Origin: Adelaide Football Club
Height: 174cm     Weight: 83kg     Position: Forward
Drafted: Round 3, Pick #38 2017 Rookie Draft by Adelaide Crows
Supercoach Price: $297,500   Supercoach Profile
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Contract Status: RFA at the end of 2025   AFL Player Contracts
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Lachlan Murphy Biography

Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Adelaide announces an expanded leadership group, with Lachlan Murphy among four additions to support captain Jordan Dawson.

The 25-year-old Murphy joins Darcy Fogarty, Wayne Milera and Mitch Hinge as fresh faces with Brodie Smith, Ben Keays and Reilly O'Brien named as joint vice-captains.

Despite being elevated to Adelaide's leadership group, Lachlan Murphy admits he's always felt on the edge of team selection.

"I have never felt comfortable at all," Murphy said.

"But this is just more confidence that regardless of how I am going form-wise, in the team or out of the team, this leadership group is built off leaders on and off the field.

"And the greatest challenge for any leader, I guess, is how they lead through adversity.

"There might be stage this year when I am not in the ones."

Friday, 10 December 2021
Lachlan Murphy won't be able to commence contact training until March after being booked in for an operation on a bulging disc in his neck.
Monday, 10 May 2021
Lachie Murphy will miss at least two months after undergoing surgery on a right ankle syndesmosis injury suffered in the Crows' loss to Port Adelaide.
Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Lachlan Murphy recalls a humorous incident when he was mistaken for a waterboy by Lance Franklin in just his 13th AFL match.

"Sydney were having a shot for goal and Buddy was standing on the 50," Murphy said.

"I went to stand behind him because I was star-struck. (I) was three metres behind his shoulder. He turned around and indicated he wanted a drink of water, then realised I was a player and said, 'Oh, sorry mate'."

Friday, 28 June 2019
Lachlan Murphy signs a two-year contract extension to remain with the Crows until the end of 2019.

“Lachlan Murphy has gone from strength-to-strength after a strong debut year in 2018,” Crows list manager Justin Reid said.

“He has worked incredibly hard to get to where he is today, and his courage, pressure and desperation has earnt the respect of his teammates, coaches and everyone involved at the football club."

Sunday, 5 May 2019
Lachlan Murphy, who was overlooked by every club in two national drafts, is quickly securing his spot in the Crows attack having kicked six goals in his past two games.

"His pressure and what he provides around the ball is why he is in the team. It's great to see him continue to do that, and we've got to continue to reward guys who play roles like that," Pyke said.

"I liked his energy. I like that he's courageous around the ball, he's a good pressure player and he's worked super hard in terms of his conditioning, in terms of his strength, to become the player he is.

"All credit to him, because he's worked his backside off to give himself an opportunity to have an AFL career, and now he's playing some good, consistent footy."

Friday, 7 September 2018
Lachlan Murphy signs a new deal with Adelaide to remain on the club's rookie list in 2019.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Tom Cutler is banned for two games after geing found guilty of rough conduct against Crow Lachlan Murphy at the AFL Tribunal.

Murphy was concussed as a result of the incident and was unable to return to the field.

Cutler argued it was his intention to spoil the ball as he jumped into the contest, but quickly tried to protect himself upon realising that contact with oncoming players was inevitable.

Friday, 23 March 2018
Lachlan Murphy makes his AFL debut for Adelaide at Docklands Stadium with 6 disposals (4 kicks and 2 handballs), a mark, 2 tackles and a goal in a 12-point loss to Essendon.
Friday, 9 March 2018
Adelaide will give untried trio Tom Doedee, Darcy Fogarty and Lachlan Murphy every chance to push their claims for a round one debut.

All three will line up as part of a strong 25-player Crows squad for Saturday's JLT Community Series encounter with Port Adelaide at Alberton Oval.

"We saw Lachie Murphy a couple weeks ago against Fremantle, he played an important role for us forward, he was able to pressure and hit the scoreboard," Adelaide assistant coach Josh Francou said.

"Tom Doedee has impressed me and no doubt the other coaching staff, especially Ben Hart, who looks after the backs.

"Fogarty is one of those guys I'd expect would make an immediate impact when he plays, and I'm looking forward to what he can produce tomorrow."

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Adelaide is taking a closer look at SANFL youngster Lachlan Murphy ahead of the NAB AFL Draft, with the teenager invited to train with the team through the early stages of the pre-season.

Murphy was overlooked in last year's national and rookie drafts, but an impressive season with the Crows' state-league team has him back in calculations for an opportunity in 2018.

The 18-year-old has joined the Crows' first-to-fourth-year players in training as he fights for an opportunity at AFL level after relocating from Victoria this year to play with the SANFL team.

Murphy was recognised with the Dean Bailey Award in 2017 as the SANFL Crows' best development player, excelling in his first season of senior football.

The small defender played every game and also finished fourth in the SANFL team's best and fairest and was nominated in round one for the league's breakthrough player award.

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