Western Bulldogs Captain Bob Murphy will play on next season after agreeing to a new deal this week.
The 32-year-old put pen to paper on a contract extension that will see him lengthen his career into a seventeenth season.
Murphy has produced career-best form in 2015, averaging 22.7 possessions in the first seven games and ranks in the top ten across the AFL in kicks, rebound 50’s and bounces.
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List Manager Jason McCartney said Murphy’s intention to play on was welcome news.
“It goes without saying that Bob is such a key figure at our football club,” McCartney said.
“His on-field performances have continued on at the highest of levels, and his leadership has been first rate.
“We are proud to call him a Bulldogs player, and are excited about the prospects of our team under his leadership.”
The 2011 All-Australian, who was announced as Captain at the end of last year, has played 278 games for the Club since being drafted with pick 13 in the 1999 National AFL Draft.