Andrew Frew

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Andrew Frew
Personal information
Born (1975-03-09) 9 March 1975 (age 42)
Australia
Playing information
Position Fullback, Wing, Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–98 Parramatta Eels 3 1 0 0 4
1999 Manly Sea Eagles 21 12 0 0 48
2000 Northern Eagles 23 11 0 0 44
2001 Huddersfield Giants 26 15 0 0 60
2002 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 21 8 0 0 32
2003 Halifax 17 5 0 0 20
2004 St. George Illawarra Dragons 1 1 0 0 4
Total 112 53 0 0 212
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Andrew Frew (born (1975-03-09) 9 March 1975 (age 42)) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s, and 2000s, playing at club level for the Parramatta Eels, Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles, Northern Eagles, Huddersfield Giants, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Halifax, and St. George Illawarra Dragons, as a Wing although he could play Centre or Fullback if needed.[1]

A noted speedster, Frew placed second to Newcastle Knights flyer Darren Albert in a rugby league sprint for The NRL Footy Show in 1999 at Sydney's E.S Marks field, a race that featured other selected players from the NRL including Justin Loomans (3rd - Souths), Michael De Vere (Brisbane) and Matthew Rieck (Penrith).[2]

Frew was arrested in September 2012 and charged with the blackmail of a 58-year-old Lane Cove man. The man repeatedly gave Frew money as he was concerned that Frew would send information of an alleged sexual abuse of Frew's partner (at a time she was an underage prostitute) to his friends suggesting the victim was a pedophile.[3]

Police say Frew and another woman drove the man to ATMs between 16 June and July 2012, forcing him to withdraw thousands of dollars from ATMs.

The court heard Frew and his co-accused, a 38-year-old woman, went to the man's house, where he lived with his elderly father, and demanded money, when searched by police, the drug ice was found in his anus.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ NRL Footy Show "Fastest man in league"
  3. ^ "Former NRL Player Admits to Postman Blackmail". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Manly player bailed over blackmail". dailytelegraph.com.au. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ex-league winger charged with blackmail". smh.com.au. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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