Andrew Farrar

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 17th May, 1962
Current Age
56 years and 188 days

Known Family Links

Brother
John Farrar
Nephew
Ben Farrar

Biography

Rock-hard centre was signed by C’bury chief Peter Moore whilst a 17-year-old on the Australian Schoolboys tour of England in 1979. The gifted, tough teenager from Cowra settled into the role of centre/five-eighth with the club and, after making his NSW debut, won two premierships with the club’s Warren Ryan-coached teams in 1984-85. Farrar landed the field goal that proved to be the difference in C’bury’s 7-6 win over St George in the 1985 grand final while, in the following year’s State of Origin series, he was a frequent try-scorer on the wing. He had to wait until 1988 to earn an Australian jersey, gaining a place in the World Cup final in NZ after playing a major role in the Bulldogs' grand final win over Balmain. Farrar produced a characteristically robust display in Australia’s 25-12 victory but did not represent his country again. In 1990 he was awarded a testimonial year with the Bulldogs but surprised many by walking out on the club to link with his former coach Warren Ryan at Wests. After two seasons with the Magpies, the Country Origin rep chose to see out his career with English champions Wigan. I’warra coach Graham Murray lured Farrar out of retirement to play one final season with the Steelers in 1994 and Farrar proved his value by appearing in all 22 matches that year. Farrar worked his way through the coaching ranks with the Steelers and was the club’s first grade coach when the club amalgamated with St George in 1998. Farrar signed on as assistant coach to David Waite with the newly formed St George I’warra Dragons but took over as first grade coach after Waite’s resignation midway through the 2000 season. After a troubled season in 2002 Farrar chose to stand down as coach in favour of former clubman Nathan Brown in 2003 despite taking the club to the play-offs.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1988 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1988 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1984, 1986-87, 1989-90 7 3 -   - 12 3 4 0 42.86% Match list
NSW Country Firsts 1984 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
NSW City Firsts 1985 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
NSW Country 1987-91 5 2 -   - 8 0 5 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1984-1991 14 5 0   0 20 4 10 0 28.57% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1981 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1982 14 1 3   - 9 5 7 2 35.71% Match list
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 24 11 -   - 44 14 10 0 58.33% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 20 3 1   - 14 19 1 0 95.00% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 26 9 20   1 77 18 7 1 69.23% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 21 4 2 / 9 22.22% - 20 12 9 0 57.14% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 23 5 2 / 7 28.57% - 24 12 11 0 52.17% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 22 2 6 / 10 60.00% - 20 17 5 0 77.27% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 17 1 0 / 1 0.00% - 4 9 7 1 52.94% Match list
Canterbury NSWRL 1990 16 3 -   - 12 8 7 1 50.00% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1991 21 3 -   1 13 12 8 1 57.14% Match list
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1992 22 4 0 / 1 0.00% 1 17 11 10 1 50.00% Match list
Illawarra NSWRL 1994 22 3 -   - 12 11 8 3 50.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1994 250 49 34   3 266 149 91 10 59.60% Match list

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1981-90 185 39 34   1 224 115 65 5 62.16% Match list
Western Suburbs 1991-92 43 7 - / 1 0.00% 2 30 23 18 2 53.49% Match list
Illawarra 1994 22 3 -   - 12 11 8 3 50.00% Match list
Overall 1981-1994 250 49 34   3 266 149 91 10 59.60% Match list

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1981-1988 16 4 5   1 27 11 5 0 68.75% Match list
Western Suburbs 1991-92 2 1 -   - 4 0 2 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1983-1992 18 5 5   1 31 11 7 0 61.11% Match list

English League Career - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan Championship 1992/93 ? 10 -   - 40  
Wigan Championship 1994/95 ? - -   - -  
Overall 1992-1995 ? 14 0   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

English League Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1992-95 ? 14 -   - 56 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1992-1995 ? 14 0   0 56 ? ? ? ?  

All English Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Wigan 1992 1 14 -   - 56 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1992-1995 1 14 0   0 56 0 1 0 0.00% Match list

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