Murray: The Facilities Are Outstanding
First Team Physiotherapist enjoying life with Bristol Rugby
First Team Physiotherapist Rory Murray admitted he has been ‘exceptionally impressed’ since joining Bristol Rugby last month.
And the former Ulster Rugby Academy Physiotherapist, who came onboard in March, is surprised by the quality of the RFU Championship.
“Bristol is a big Club and a rugby city,” he said. “I’ve been exceptionally impressed with the management staff, conditioners and physiotherapy team.
‘The facilities are outstanding here and the infrastructure is spot on. Training is incredibly physical – every week is a priority and there is a big impetus placed on every game.
“The RFU Championship is a high-quality league and, in my view, there isn’t much difference between the top four sides and some Aviva Premiership teams.”
After graduating from the University of Ulster in 2007, Murray cut his teeth with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland and Ulster Rugby, before joining Liam Middleton’s backroom staff.
He added: “It’s important to have a fluid relationship with strength and conditioning staff and learning how they like to work.
“One of the biggest challenges is getting used to the schedule and getting to know staff and players. Coming in at the deep end during the play-offs, I had to get up to speed and bed in as quickly as possible.”