Andy Currier

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Andy S. Currier
Personal information
Full name Andrew S. Currier
Born (1966-04-08) 8 April 1966 (age 51)
United Kingdom
Died still living
Playing information
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 15 st 4 lb (97 kg)
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1983–89 Widnes 248 118 201 1 875
1989–90 Balmain Tigers 23 10 68 0 176
1990–93 Widnes
1993–?? Featherstone Rovers
1995–97 Warrington 19 7 0 0 28
1996 South Wales Dragons (loan) 22 14 0 0 56
1997 Widnes
Total 312 149 269 1 1135
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1989–93 Great Britain 2 0 6 0 12
Rugby union
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1997–00 London Welsh
2000–?? Worcester
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Source: [1][2]

Andrew S. Currier is a British former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s, and 90s. A Great Britain national representative goal-kicking centre, he played most of his club rugby with Widnes as well as stints with Featherstone Rovers, Warrington Wolves and Australian team the Balmain Tigers.[3] At the time of his retirement, he was co-holder of the Widnes club record for most points in a match, with 34. He played out the last years of his career with English rugby union teams.

Son of Harry Currier, who in 1969 founded Widnes-based rugby league club, Halton Simms, Andy Currier began his professional career with Widnes. He later helped them to consecutive championships in 1988 and 1989, and then to victory in the 1989 World Club Challenge. During the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour he was flown to Australia as a replacement for the injured Garry Schofield.

Currier moved to Australia to play with Sydney club, the Balmain Tigers, and became the NSWRL's top point scorer for the 1989 season. Currier also played in the memorable 1989 Winfield Cup Grand Final loss against Canberra at the end of that season.

Currier played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a try in Widnes' 24-18 victory over Salford in the 1990 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1990–91 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 29 September 1990.

Currier played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a conversion in Widnes' 6-12 defeat by Wigan in the 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1988–89 season at Burnden Park, Bolton on Saturday 7 January 1989,[4] and played right-centre, i.e. number 3, and scored a conversion in the 24-0 victory over Leeds in the 1991–92 Regal Trophy Final during the 1991–92 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 11 January 1992.

At the end of the NSWRL 1990 season Currier returned to England to continue playing for Widnes, helping them to the Challenge Cup Final in 1993. At the end of that season he was purchased by Featherstone Rovers along with two other test players in a bold recruitment drive. He later played for Warrington[5] and South Wales Dragons[6] before ending his rugby league career with his original club, Widnes.

Currier also played rugby union for London Welsh[7] and Worcester[8] following his retirement from rugby league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRLstats Archived 23 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ rugby.widnes.tv
  3. ^ Andy Currier Archived 31 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine. at yesterdayshero.com.au
  4. ^ "7th January 1989: Wigan 12 Widnes 6 (John Player Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-14. 
  6. ^ Fletcher, Raymond (1997). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997. p. 120: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7472-7764-4. 
  7. ^ "clubs.rfu.com" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "www.encyclopedia.com". 

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