FORMER Munster and Connacht scrum-half Frank Murphy will referee the provinces’ Guinness PRO14 derby conflict in Galway this weekend.
Murphy has been appointed to take cost of the essential interprovincial fixture on the Sportsground on Saturday, 7.35pm (Dwell TG4, eirsport)
The sport options the highest two sides in Convention B of the PRO14 with leaders Munster having fun with an eight-point benefit over Andy Buddy’s second-placed aspect.
Saturday’s sport will probably be Frank Murphy’s fortieth fixture to referee within the PRO14. He had been on account of take cost of the assembly of Munster and Leinster at Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day earlier than it was postponed.
Murphy started enjoying Rugby at Crosshaven RFC, later attending CBC, Cork the place he gained a Munster Colleges Cup. He would go on to characterize UCC and Cork Structure earlier than turning skilled and enjoying for Munster, Leicester Tigers and Connacht.
Murphy gained a Premiership and EDF Cup title with Leicester Tigers and performed eight occasions for Eire A, in addition to representing Eire vs The Barbarians in 2008.
The 36-year-old took cost of his first All-Eire League fixture in 2015, the Cork derby assembly of Sunday’s Nicely and Highfield.
Murphy made his PRO14 refereeing debut in 2016 when officiating on the conflict of Dragons and Edinburgh.
He has since gone on to referee at each European Problem Cup and Champions Cup degree in addition to males’s worldwide fixtures. Murphy was a World Rugby U20 Championships referee in 2017 and was an assistant referee in the course of the 2020 Six Nations.