Danny Orr

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Danny Orr
Danny Orr Quins.JPG
Personal information
Full name Daniel Orr
Born (1978-05-17) 17 May 1978 (age 36)
Castleford, West Yorkshire, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 84 kg (13 st 3 lb) [1]
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Stand-off, Hooker
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–2003 Castleford Tigers 191 71 296 4 880
2004–2006 Wigan Warriors 74 20 14 0 108
2007–2010 Harlequins RL 102 16 102 0 258
2011–12 Castleford Tigers 54 12 31 0 110
Total 421 119 443 4 1356
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1998 Emerging England 1 0 0 0 0
1998–1999 England 3 2 0 0 8
2002 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
2003 Yorkshire 3 0 9 0 18
As of 14 August 2010
Source: Rugby League Project

Danny Orr (born 17 May 1978 in Castleford, West Yorkshire), is an English former rugby league footballer for Castleford in the European Super League. A Great Britain international representative stand-off or scrum half, Orr previously played for Harlequins RL and Wigan. Orr is the current interim Castleford Tigers head coach.

Orr in action for Harlequins
Danny Orr (left) with Harlequins at the Millennium Stadium

Danny Orr played much of his rugby career for Castleford Tigers, making it into the 2002 Super League Dream Team, before leaving in 2003 to join Wigan Warriors. During this period, he gained many representative honours. In 1997, he was a member of the Great Britain Academy side coached by Mike Gregory, an acquaintance he was to re-establish after joining Wigan. He has gained senior representative experience as well, captaining Yorkshire to victory in the 2003 Origin match. He has played for England and also for Great Britain in the 2002 series against New Zealand.[2]

Danny decided to leave Castleford Tigers at the end of the 2003 Super League season, signing a 4 year deal with Wigan. His last game for the club was against Wigan in the final league match of the 2003 season. He said that the decision was "exceptionally difficult" but added: "I wish to make a totally clean break from Castleford and move with my family to the most famous and successful rugby league club in the world."

Wigan coach of the time Stuart Raper commented: "Danny is a very good all round player who will be an asset to any side and I am pleased that he has chosen Wigan. He will blend very well into our line-up."

Despite some good performances towards the end of the 2006 season Wigan decided to allow Orr to leave Wigan, some reports suggested Orr did not want to leave Wigan but he was sold to Harlequins Rugby League on 12 October 2006. Orr signed a three-year deal with the Harlequins starting in 2007 and will be replaced at Wigan by Trent Barrett.

Danny Orr will rejoin his hometown club Castleford Tigers from 2011 after signing a one-year deal.[3] In July 2011, he signed a one year extension to his deal, keeping him at his homewtown club for the 2012 season.[4]

Danny Orr announced on Thursday 26 July 2012 that he would retire at the end of the Super League season to take up an Assistant Coaches job with Castleford Tigers, thus ending his 16 year professional career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlequins Rugby League". web page. Harlequins Rugby League. Retrieved 6 August 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Orr: Time was right to move on". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  4. ^ , 5 July 2011.[dead link]

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