Andy Smith (rugby league)
|Full name||Andrew Smith|
6 July 1984 |
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.89 m)|
|Weight||15 st 4 lb (97 kg)|
Smith is currently playing for Bradford Bulls Under 20's team as one of their 3 senior selections.
Andy Smith's position of choice is as a Wing.
A former junior player with the Wakefield Trinity based Westgate Wolves ARLFC where Smith topped the try scoring list one season with an impressive 87 tries, Smith came into the Bulls Squad midway through the 2004 season after a string of impressive displays in the Bulls Senior Academy side. Smith made great strides last year making six appearances as well as having a stint with his old boss Karl Harrison on loan at Salford.
In 2006 Andy was awarded a special prize by the Bulls for finishing Top Try Scorer in the Senior Academy with 27.
Andy Smith turned down a move to Super League rivals Castleford Tigers at the beginning of 2006. Smith told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus: "I'm going to fight my way into the Bulls side."
On 14 November 2006 he signed a one-year deal.
On 6 February 2007 Smith signed for Harlequins RL but was released at the end of the season.
It was during this spell in which Smith made history by becoming the first ever player to score at the annual Magic Weekend event.
He was then quickly snapped up by highly ambitious Halifax on 13 October.
Halifax / Rochdale Hornets
Having been released by 'Quins coach Brian McDermott at the end of the 2007 Super League season. Smith joined part-time club Halifax on a one-year contract. Smith left Halifax midway through the 2008 season and rumoured to be signing for Oldham Roughyeds, but opted to join the Rochdale Hornets for the 2009 season in National League 2.
Return to Bradford
In the Spring of 2010, Smith returned to Bradford Bulls and has been playing in their U20's team as one of their 3 over 20's selections. He made his return against former club Harlequins in an impressive 80-6 win, contributing with the second try of the game.
- "UNDER 20'S IN BIG WIN OVER HARLEQUINS". Bradford Bulls. Retrieved 2010-05-13.