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Andrew Farrar is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He played for the Canterbury Bulldogs, Western Suburbs Magpies, Wigan Warriors and the Illawarra Steelers. Farrar also played for New South Wales in the State of Origin on several occasions and played for Australia in the 1988 World Cup Final. As a coach he worked with the Illawarra Steelers, the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Wigan Warriors, and from 2017 to 2019 was the General Manager of Football at the Canterbury Bulldogs.

Andrew Farrar
ANDREW FARRAR (former rugby league footballer and coach).jpg
Andrew Farrar in February 2012
Personal information
Born (1962-05-17) 17 May 1962 (age 57)
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia
Playing information
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight92 kg (14 st 7 lb)
PositionCentre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1981–90 Canterbury Bulldogs 186 39 34 1 224
1991–92 Western Suburbs 43 7 0 2 30
1992–93 Wigan 38 13 0 0 52
1994 Illawarra Steelers 22 3 0 0 12
Total 289 62 34 3 318
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1987–91 Country Origin 5 2 0 0 8
1984–90 New South Wales 7 3 0 0 12
1988 Australia 1 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Club
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1997–98 Illawarra Steelers 47 21 4 22 45
2000–02 St. George Illawarra 59 25 5 29 42
Total 106 46 9 51 43
Source: [1][2]

Playing careerEdit

While attending Cowra High School, Farrar played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1979.[3] Farrar played the majority of his career at Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, enjoying 11 seasons at the Bulldogs. He played his first match for the club in 1981, and finished up in 1990. In that time he played in 186 first grade matches for the club. In 1991, he joined the Western Suburbs Magpies, staying there for two years.

EnglandEdit

In late 1992, he went to England to play for the Wigan club. Farrar played centre, in Wigan's 5-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1992 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 18 October 1992.[4] Andrew Farrar played left-centre, i.e. number 4, in the 15-8 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1992–93 Regal Trophy Final during the 1992–93 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1993.[5]

In 1994, he returned to Australia, and played his last season for the Illawarra Steelers.

Coaching careerEdit

Farrar became coach for the Illawarra Steelers in 1997. He was coach for the club for two seasons. In 1999, the Steelers merged with the St George Dragons to become a new entity - the St George Illawarra Dragons. In 1999 and the first half of 2000, he was the assistant coach of the club. He then became head coach (in mid-2000) until 2002.

Farrar returned to Canterbury in 2008 when he was elected to the Board of Directors at the Bulldogs Annual General Meeting on 17 February.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ RLP
  2. ^ Rugby League Project Coaches
  3. ^ "SportingPulse Homepage for Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". SportingPulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "1992–1993 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  5. ^ "23rd January 1993: Bradford 8 Wigan 15 (Regal Trophy Final)". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.

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Preceded by
Allan McMahon
1996
Coach
Illawarra Steelers

1997-1998
Succeeded by
team formed joint venture with St George
Preceded by
David Waite
1999-2000
Coach
St George Illawarra Dragons

2000-2002
Succeeded by
Nathan Brown
2003-2008