Rhinos and Cowboys to pay tribute to Murray at World Club Challenge


Leeds Rhinos and North Queensland Cowboys will pay tribute to former coach Graham Murray at the World Club Challenge by naming the Man of the Match medal after him.

Super League champions Leeds take on NRL winners North Queensland at Headingley on February 21.

Murray coached the Rhinos to Challenge Cup success in 1999 and led the Cowboys for six years between from 2002 and 2008. He passed away at the age of 58 in July 2013.

In remembrance of Murray, the prize received by the Man of the Match winner will be named the Graham Murray medal.

Rhinos chief executive Gary Hetherington told the club's official website: "This is a fitting tribute to Graham Murray who was such a popular coach at both clubs.

"His wife Amanda will be over from Brisbane for the game to present the medal to the Man of the Match which will be judged by the assembled press."

Amanda Murray added: "I am delighted to have accepted the invitation from Gary Hetherington to attend the World Club Challenge between two sides that meant so much to Graham.

"It will be such a thrill for myself and my daughter Cara to be at the game and share this special occasion and we are thankful that Graham will be honoured and remembered in this way."