Tony Currie (rugby league)

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Tony Currie
Personal information
Full nameTony Maxwell Currie
Born (1962-12-25) 25 December 1962 (age 56)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
PositionCentre, Fullback, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Wests (Brisbane)
Redcliffe
Leeds
1986–88 Canterbury-Bankstown 39 14 0 0 56
1989–92 Brisbane Broncos 38 13 0 0 52
Total 77 27 0 0 108
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1982–89 Queensland 15 3 0 0 12
1988–89 Australia 7 2 0 0 8
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1996–98 London Broncos
Source: [1][2]

Tony Currie (born 25 December 1962) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer of the 1980s. He is of Aboriginal descent and played for the Australian side, State of Origin for Queensland. At club level he played for the Brisbane Broncos, and the Canterbury Bulldogs in Australia, appearing in premiership-winning sides for both teams, as well as Leeds in England.

In 1982, while playing with Western Suburbs, Currie won the Brisbane Rugby League premiership's Rothmans Medal. On 20 July 1988 Currie played for Australia in their record 62-point win over Papua New Guinea, scoring a try.[3] Currie helped the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs win the 1988 Grand Final against the Balmain Tigers. He also played in the Brisbane Broncos first grand final in 1992, helping them to claim their maiden premiership. In the weeks following the grand final Currie travelled with the Broncos to England, where he played from the interchange bench in the 1992 World Club Challenge against British champions Wigan, helping Brisbane become the first NSWRL club to win the match in Britain.

Currie later coached the Super League club, the London Broncos between 1996-1998. He was President of the Wests Panthers club for a number of years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rugby League Project
  2. ^ Yesterday's Hero Archived 10 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "O'Connor helps set Test records". The Age. 21 July 1988. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Tony Currie stands down". westspanthers.com.au. 18 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.

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