5'11, 87kg Cammie Murray dominates encounter with Jonah Lomu

5’11, 87kg Cammie Murray dominates encounter with Jonah Lomu

Now more so than ever in rugby size is associated with success. The idea of a small, fleeted footed winger – once the stereotype – has been superseded by the 6’2, 100kg+ specimen wing, built very much in the fashion of the late, great Jonah Lomu.

The widely accepted Lomu narrative was of that of a 6’4, 120kg man mountain running rough shod over more modestly sized and less athletically gifted human beings. And that was largely the case.

However, he didn’t always get it his own way.

This encounter with Scotland’s Cameron ‘Cammie’ Murray proved that the old stereotype was net yet obselete, something modern selectors might take heed of.

CREDIT: Ruddy Darter

Playing mainly at wing Murray was first selected for Scotland in 1998 against England in a Calcutta Cup match. He played for Scotland in the 1999 Five Nations Championship which Scotland won, and was selected for the team for the 1999 Rugby World Cup. He continued to play for Scotland in both 2000 and 2001 and won a total of 24 Test caps and scored seven tries for 35 points.

Following his retirement from professional rugby Murray played from Melrose RFC for several seasons. He announced his retirement from playing in April 2012.

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