Long-time and well-respected coach dies at the age of 58.
Rugby league fans, offcials and players across expressed their shock and sadness at the news of Graham Murray losing his long battle with his health.
Murray, coached North Queensland and the Sydney Roosters in the NRL and coached New South Wales in State of Origin in 2006 and 2007, was well-liked from almost all sectors of the league community.
He was also leader of the Leeds Rhinos in England, the Hunter Mariners in Australia’s Super League and the Illawarra Steelers in the NSW Rugby League.
This season Murray was due to take up coaching commitments with Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup this year but stood down due to ill health.
He spent a week in a coma in March after suffering a heat-attack and early report suggest he passed away due to the affects of this episode.
Murray also played at the top level for both Parramatta and South Sydney.
So saddened to hear the passing of graham Murray iv known him since I was 16 great coach, great bloke.my thoughts r with his family.
— Willie Mason (@mase21) July 28, 2013
Thoughts and condolences go out to Graham Murray’s family and friends. A great coach and great bloke! He will be sorely missed RIP MUZZA
— MARK RIDDELL (@riddell009) July 28, 2013
Rest In Peace Graham Murray. He was a champion fella with a great sense of humour! He’ll be sadly missed. Good on ya Muz