Andrew Walker

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 22nd November, 1973
Current Age
40 years and 243 days
Place Of Birth
Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

Biography

Mercurial pivot came from Nowra to play rugby union for Randwick RU in 1991. After one season Walker switched codes to play for St George but the move was plagued by an apparent inability to adapt to city life and a lack of confidence on the football field. In 1994 he turned his back on St George and returned to the south coast of NSW. Enticed back to Sydney to play for the Roosters under the guidance of coach Phil Gould Walker showed his versatility at five-eighth, centre and fullback. Despite not having represented his State Walker was chosen as a reserve for Australia during the embattled 1996 season when the ARL was isolated internationally by Super League. The fact that he played in the farcical Test win against Papua New Guinea at the end of one of the bitterest seasons in the history of the game did not diminish his talent as a creative support player. After the 1999 season Walker joined the ACT Brumbies in the Super 12’s RU competition and joined the ranks of Australian sports’ dual internationals when he made his debut on the wing for the Wallabies the following year (Walker holds the distinction of being the first rugby league international to play for the Wallabies – a dual international ‘in reverse’.) In 2001 he twice went missing from the Wallabies’ training squads and was dropped from the national team for disciplinary reasons. After several seasons in the wilderness he returned to rugby league to play for Manly but his playing career came to crashing end when he received a two year ban for testing positive to recreational drugs.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1996 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1996 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 %  
NSW City 1996 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1996 1 0 1   0 2 0 1 0 0.00% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George NSWRL 1992 5 1 2 / 8 25.00% 2 10 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
St George NSWRL 1993 3 - 1 / 2 50.00% - 2 1 2 0 33.33% Match list
St George NSWRL 1994 10 2 3 / 5 60.00% - 14 3 7 0 30.00% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1995 21 9 40 / 59 67.80% 6 122 11 10 0 52.38% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1996 24 7 6 / 9 66.67% - 40 15 8 1 62.50% Match list
Sydney City ARL 1997 23 15 2 / 5 40.00% - 64 13 9 1 56.52% Match list
Sydney City NRL 1998 15 7 1 / 1 100.00% - 30 10 5 0 66.67% Match list
Sydney City NRL 1999 20 8 53 / 80 66.25% - 138 14 6 0 70.00% Match list
Manly Warringah NRL 2004 24 5 80 / 103 77.67% - 180 9 15 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1992-2004 ? 54 188 / 272 69.12% 8 600 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
St George 1992-94 18 3 6 / 15 40.00% 2 26 6 12 0 33.33% Match list
Sydney 1995-99 103 46 102 / 154 66.23% 6 394 63 38 2 61.17% Match list
Manly Warringah 2004 24 5 80 / 103 77.67% - 180 9 15 0 37.50% Match list
Overall 1992-2004 ? 54 188 / 272 69.12% 8 600 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1995-1998 6 3 1   - 14 2 4 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1996-1998 6 3 1   0 14 2 4 0 33.33% Match list

Your Say

Anonymous says: One of the best ever. The most gifted freakish player in both codes. Always appreciated the fans of the game. Unfortunately football politics kept him out last season which is a shame he could of been a valuable asset to the Reds. But they just wouldn't play him. Seeing him on the bench and unplayed during his last professional game last year was a disgusting way to treat a star. He was definitely the peoples choice and the fans favorite. All the best Walks. (18/07/2009)

Myca says: I think Andrew rocks! The first time I saw him play was for the Reds and i could see he was a great player. He definitely left a huge space when he retired and he is the reason why I support the Reds. (25/01/2010)

Anonymous says: Andrew Walker is still one of the best players I have seen. He is playing for Fassifern Bombers in Ipswich and still leaves people grabbing thin air. And also he helps orginase an austag game every week for the kids (03/11/2011)

Anonymous says: Wonderfully gifted player. Magic hands and great speed and agility. Hope life is happy for Andrew. (30/05/2012)

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