Brad Drew

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Brad Drew
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Drew playing for Huddersfield in 2010
Personal information
Born (1975-08-25) 25 August 1975 (age 44)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height5 ft 7 in (171 cm)
Weight13 st 0 lb (83 kg)
PositionHooker, Halfback
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1993–00 Penrith Panthers 62 9 0 1 37
2001–02 Parramatta Eels 45 6 6 1 37
2003–04 Canberra Raiders 38 5 1 4 26
2005–07 Huddersfield Giants 90 18 26 1 125
2008–09 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 40 7 15 1 59
2010 Huddersfield Giants 9 1 0 0 4
Total 284 46 48 8 288
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2001–04 City Origin 2 0 0 0 0

Brad Drew (born 25 August 1975) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1990s and 2000s. A City New South Wales representative hooker, he played in Australia for Penrith, Parramatta and Canberra and in England for Huddersfield and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

Playing career[edit]

Drew made his first grade debut for Penrith in Round 19 1993 against Balmain at Leichhardt Oval.

Drew made no first grade appearances for three years before making his next appearances in 1996. It wasn't later in his Penrith career that Drew featured more prominently for the team. In 2000, Drew played for Penrith in their semi final defeat against Parramatta. This was Drew's last game for Penrith and he signed for Parramatta in the aftermath.

Drew played at hooker for the Parramatta Eels in their 2001 NRL grand final loss to the Newcastle Knights. In the 2002 season, Drew played for Parramatta in their finals loss against the Brisbane Broncos.[1]

In 2003, Drew signed for Canberra. In the 2003 season, Canberra finished in 4th place on the table. Drew played in their elimination finals loss against New Zealand. The following year in 2004, Canberra again made the finals and Drew played in their finals defeat against the Sydney Roosters.[2][3]

Drew later signed to play in the Super League for English club Huddersfield Giants. He played for Huddersfield in the 2006 Challenge Cup Final at hooker against St. Helens but the Giants lost 12-42.

Drew was the fitness conditioner for Scotland in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup, having been a critical part of the coaching and management staff for a number of years.[4]

After an impressive stint at rivals Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Drew re-signed for Huddersfield Giants in September 2009.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2016, Drew became manager of Ron Massey Cup team The St Mary's Saints. In his first year of management, Drew took St Mary's to The Ron Massey Cup grand final but fell short to The Mount Pritchard Mounties. In 2017, St Mary's finished as minor premiers in The Ron Massey Cup but were defeated by The Auburn Warriors in the preliminary final.[5][6][7]

After playing career[edit]

In 2014, Brad Drew became a Real Estate Agent in the Lower Blue Mountains region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Player Numbers". Parramatta Eels.
  2. ^ "Canberra Raiders Player Numbers: 1982–2019". Canberra Raiders.
  3. ^ "Warriors send Raiders packing". ABC.
  4. ^ "Management/Coaching Staff Profile". Scotland RL. 29 September 2008. Archived from the original on 14 September 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://live.nswrl.com.au/comp/1986a31db4a830017?r=22d9e964bce1b2dfa

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