Alan Cann

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Alan Cann
Personal information
Born (1971-03-11) 11 March 1971 (age 43)
Playing information
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 96 kg (15 st 2 lb)
Position Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1990–96 Brisbane Broncos 100 16 0 0 64
1997–98 Adelaide Rams 32 1 0 0 4
Total 132 17 0 0 68
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1996 Queensland 1 0 0 0 0
Source: NRL Stats, RLP, Yesterday's Hero

Alan Cann is an Australian former professional rugby league footaballer of the 1990s. A Queensland State of Origin representative forward, he played club football mostly with the Brisbane Broncos, with whom he won consecutive grand finals in 1992 and 1993, and also with the Adelaide Rams.

Biography[edit]

While attending Beenleigh State High School, Cann was an Australian schoolboys rugby league representative in 1987.

Playing career[edit]

Brisbane Broncos[edit]

Cann played for Logan City before graduating from the Brisbane Colts to the Broncos' NSWRL first grade team in 1990.[1] He survived two tackling controversies during 1992 to play a pivotal role in Brisbane's premiership success. He scored two tries in the 28-8 grand final win over St George but missed the Broncos' World Club Challenge win because of injury.

After winning another premiership with the Broncos in 1993, he was again involved in a contentious tackle in the club's loss to Wigan in the 1994 World Club Challenge at ANZ Stadium the following year. During the game Cann appeared to spear tackle Wigan winger Martin Offiah, but the hastily organised international disciplinary tribunal determined that he did not have a case to answer despite video evidence clearly suggesting otherwise. After making an appearance for the Queensland Maroons in the 1996 State of Origin series Cann was cut from the his club's playing roster at the end of 1996 Brisbane Broncos season.

Adelaide Rams[edit]

Cann, along with Broncos team-mate Kerrod Walters joined Super League club the Adelaide Rams. He spent the 1997 and 1998 seasons there before retiring.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CANN-TANKEROUS". The Sun-Herald (Australia: Fairfax Media). 25 September 1993. p. 75. Retrieved 13 February 2011.