Alex Murphy On The Mend

Alex Murphy On The Mend

By Gareth Kent McAuliffe
11 November 2011
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Whilst playing in a match at Twickenham between The Legends and The Commons & Lords yesterday, Alex collapsed after he drove into a ruck.


The paramedics and RFU doctor worked on Alex on the pitch prior to the ambulance arriving and thankfully he was breathing and regained consciousness before the ambulance left the ground.

He was taken to A & E at West Middlesex hospital where his condition is stable.

I left the hospital at around 6pm and at that stage it was unclear as to the cause of the problem but he was breathing unaided, his heart was working OK without the use of any drugs to help and he was talking lucidly (well - for Al anyway!).

It was a scary moment to witness but thankfully Al seems to have got through it.

His sons were at the hospital (Rory was actually playing in the game) and Helen his wife was on her from home as I left.

Our thoughts are with them and Alex at this time and we wish him a speedy recovery.

Mike Waplington
Honorary Secretary & RFU Council Member
Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire Rugby Football Union Limited.

Alex Murphy was instrumental in Dronfield Rugby Club gaining funding for the club house and it's facilities and has been a long time supporter and invaluable source of advice to the club and the Gosforth Fields Project from day one. I am sure that all club members and Gosforth Fields users wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

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