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Former rugby league coach Murray dies at 58

July 29, 2013

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — New Zealand-born Graham Murray, who coached leading rugby league teams in England and Australia including the New South Wales State of Origin side, has died aged 58.

Murray died at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on Sunday after suffering a suspected heart attack — his second in the last six months — family members said.

The former South Sydney and Parramatta scrumhalf began his head coaching career with the Illawarra Steelers in 1994.

Murray coached North Queensland and the Sydney Roosters in the National Rugby League and guided the Leeds Rhinos to victory in England’s Challenge Cup in 1999. He coached New South Wales in the 2006 and 2007 State of Origin series.

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