Andrew Farrar

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Andrew Farrar
ANDREW FARRAR (former rugby league footballer and coach).jpg
Andrew Farrar in February 2012
Personal information
Born New South Wales, Australia
Height 183 centimetres (6.00 ft)
Weight 92 kilograms (203 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981–1990 Canterbury Bulldogs 186 39 34 1 224
1991–1992 Western Suburbs 43 7 0 2 30
1992–1993 Wigan 38 13 0 0 52
1994 Illawarra 22 3 0 0 12
Total 289 62 34 3 318
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–1991 Country Origin 5 2 0 0 8
1984–1990 New South Wales 7 3 0 0 12
1988 Australia 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1997–1998 Illawarra 47 21 4 22 45
2000–2002 St. George Illawarra 59 25 5 29 42
Total 106 46 9 51 43
As of 26 June 2009
Source: RLP

Andrew Farrar is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He played for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Western Suburbs Magpies, Wigan Warriors and Illawarra Steelers. Farrar also played for New South Wales in the State of Origin on several occasions and played for Australia in the 1988 World Cup Final. As a coach he worked with the Illawarra Steelers, the St George Illawarra Dragons and Wigan Warriors.

Career[edit]

Playing Record[edit]

While attending Cowra High School, Farrar played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1979.[1] Farrar played the majority of his career at Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, enjoying 11 seasons at the Bulldogs. He played his first match for the club in 1981, and finished up in 1990. In that time he played in 186 first grade matches for the club. In 1991, he joined the Western Suburbs Magpies, staying there for two years. In late 1992, he went to England to play for the Wigan club. In 1994, he returned to Australia, and played his final season for the Illawarra Steelers.

Coaching Record[edit]

Farrar became coach for the Illawarra Steelers in 1997. He was coach for the club for two seasons. In 1999, the Steelers merged with the St George Dragons to become a new entity - the St George Illawarra Dragons. In 1999 and the first half of 2000, he was the assistant coach of the club. He then became head coach (in mid-2000)until 2002.

Farrar returned to Canterbury in 2008 when he was elected to the Board of Directors at the Bulldogs Annual General Meeting on Sunday 17 February.

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Preceded by
Allan McMahon
1996
Coach
Illawarra Steelers

1997-1998
Succeeded by
team formed joint venture with St George
Preceded by
David Waite
1999-2000
Coach
St George Illawarra Dragons

2000-2002
Succeeded by
Nathan Brown
2003-