Skipper Bob Murphy signs on
Murphy signs on

Skipper Bob Murphy signs on

Bulldogs skipper to play on in 2016

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.

VIDEO: Watch Bob Murphy reflect on his ascention into the captaincy in mini-documentary "Sons of the West - A Captain's Tale."

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.

 

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