Alistair Richard Murdoch
- 711Wallaby Number
Born and raised in Sydney, Alistair Murdoch was a thickset and powerful three-quarter who proved to be more than a handful for opposition wingers throughout his representative career.
Murdoch attended the Shore school and played for their 1st XV in 1984. He joined the Gordon club and served an extended apprenticeship in first grade until 1990 before he made his debut for New South Wales against Fiji in Sydney.
Murdoch will long be remembered for his performance against the Springboks in 1993. He scored two tries, one a quite remarkable 55 metre dash down the western touchline at Concord Oval, as the Waratahs edged the tourists 29-28. As a consequence Murdoch was selected in the Wallaby squad to tour North America and France where he made his Test debut against France in Bordeaux. Murdoch then waited two seasons and 15 Tests for another opportunity at international level, the opening match of the 1996 season against Wales.
In 2013 Murdoch was crowned the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation champion for the third consecutive year.
Murdoch won his first Test cap as the starting left winger in the 1st Test, 13-16 loss to France in Bordeaux.
Murdoch earned his second cap on the left wing and scored his first Test try in the 56-25, 1st Test win over Wales in Brisbane.