Geordan Murphy does not come from the leafy suburbs of south Dublin or the rugby hotbeds of Limerick or Cork. As a teenager he played Gaelic football for Kildare minors. But his greatest love, and his true genius, was for rugby.
Now nearing the end of a career that has seen him win over seventy Ireland caps - a number that a great many supporters and pundits believe should be considerably higher - Geordan Murphy tells his own story for the first time. It is a tale of phenomenal highs (including a Grand Slam and two Heineken Cups with Leicester) and agonizing lows. The Outsider brings us on to the training ground and inside the dressing room with Leicester - a unique rugby culture - and Ireland. Above all, it is a frank, colourful chronicle by a richly talented rugby player who developed, along the way, into a thinking man's rugby player.