Murphy makes big call on Magpies defender Moore

SEN - Wed, 12th Jun 2019 - 0 Comments

Following another brilliant performance for Collingwood in its Queen's Birthday win over Melbourne on Monday, star Magpies defender Darcy Moore has received lavish praise from Bob Murphy.

Despite being drafted by Collingwood as a key forward, Moore has developed into an elite defender, and has rarely had his colours lowered this season.

The 23-year-old is averaging 15.5 disposals and 4.8 rebound 50s per game, while his 28 intercept marks is good enough for 12th in the competition.

Moore's sublime form has him in the reckoning to receive his first All-Australian blazer at season's end.

"I love watching him play," Western Bulldogs great Murphy said on SEN Breakfast.

"I watched him live on Monday and was almost distracted by him more than the ball.

"I think he might be the most attacking defender in the history of the game that I've seen. I think he might be."

That's some plaudit when you consider what players like Matthew Scarlett and Alex Rance have produced during their glittering careers.

"I played in a team that had attacking defenders that would play out in front, but the way he plays… he watches the opposition kick like a forward," Murphy added.

Moore missed most of last year through injury, playing just seven games.

He is certainly making up for lost time.