Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy has signed a new one-year deal that will see him extend his AFL career into a 17th season.
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Murphy contract extension will see him continue with the Bulldogs until at least the end of the 2017 season.
The 32-year-old has produced career-best form in 2015, averaging 22.7 possessions as well as ranking top 10 in the competition in kicks, rebound 50’s and bounces.
Bulldogs list manager Jason McCartney said the club was delighted to lock in the club captain for another season.
“It goes without saying that Bob is such a key figure at our football club,” McCartney said in a club statement.
“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.”
Murphy has played 278 games for the Bulldogs and was an All-Australian in 2011.
The Bulldogs currently sit eighth on the AFL ladder with a 4-3 record.
Luke Beveridge’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways against Melbourne at the MCG following narrow losses to Fremantle and St Kilda.