Danny Orr

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Danny Orr
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Orr
Born (1978-05-17) 17 May 1978 (age 38)
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
1997–03 Castleford Tigers 191 71 296 4 880
2004–06 Wigan Warriors 74 20 14 0 108
2007–10 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 England Knights 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 England 3 2 0 0 8
2002 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
2003 Yorkshire 3 0 9 0 18
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
2013 Castleford Tigers 3 1 0 2 33
As of 14 August 2013
Source: Rugby League Project

Danny Orr (born 17 May 1978 in Castleford, West Yorkshire), is an English rugby league coach and former player. He is currently assistant coach of Castleford Tigers. A Great Britain international representative stand-off or scrum half, Orr played in Super League for Castleford Tigers, Harlequins RL and Wigan.

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

Playing career[edit]

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. Some reports suggested Orr did not want to leave Wigan but he was sold to Harlequins RL on 12 October 2006. Orr signed a three-year deal with the Harlequins starting in 2007 and was replaced at Wigan by Trent Barrett.

Orr rejoined his hometown club Castleford Tigers in 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 a coaching job with Castleford Tigers, thus ending his 16-year professional career.

Coaching career[edit]

Orr became assistant coach of Castleford in 2013, a position he currently holds. He had a short period as interim head coach in 2013 following the departure of Ian Millward.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlequins Rugby League". web page. Harlequins Rugby League. Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Statistics at thecastlefordtigers.co.uk". thecastlefordtigers.co.uk ℅ web.archive.org. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Orr: Time was right to move on". Richmond & Twickenham Times. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  4. ^ , 5 July 2011.[dead link]

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