Andrew Farrar

Playing Career

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 17th May, 1962
Current Age
61 years and 288 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

Playing Career Statistics

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Competitions

Competition   App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NRL 251 49 34   3 266 149 92 10 59.36% List
UK Second Division 14 1 -   - 4 7 7 0 50.00% List
NRL Finals 18 5 5   1 31 11 7 0 61.11% List
Yorkshire Cup 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
City vs Country Firsts 3 - -   - - 2 1 0 66.67% List
State of Origin 7 3 -   - 12 3 4 0 42.86% List
National Panasonic Cup 6 1 3   - 10 2 3 1 33.33% List
City vs Country 5 2 -   - 8 0 5 0 0.00% List
World Cup 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% List
Tooheys Challenge Cup 1 1 -   - 4 0 1 0 0.00% List
English Championship 21 10 -   - 40 17 4 0 80.95% List
Lancashire Cup 3 - -   - - 3 0 0 100.00% List
World Club Challenge 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Regal Trophy 5 2 -   - 8 5 0 0 100.00% List
Challenge Cup 6 1 -   - 4 6 0 0 100.00% List
Premiership Trophy 2 1 -   - 4 1 1 0 50.00% List


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% 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% List


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
NSW 1984, 1986-87, 1989-90 7 3 -   - 12 3 4 0 42.86% List
NSW Country Firsts 1984 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
NSW City Firsts 1985-86 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% List
NSW Country 1987-91 5 2 -   - 8 0 5 0 0.00% List
Overall1984-1991 15 5 0   0 20 5 10 0 33.33% List


Club Career

NRL/NSWRL - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1981 2 - -   - - 1 1 0 50.00% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1982 14 1 3   - 9 5 7 2 35.71% List
Canterbury NSWRFL 1983 24 11 -   - 44 14 10 0 58.33% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1984 21 3 1   - 14 19 2 0 90.48% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1985 26 9 20   1 77 18 7 1 69.23% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1986 21 4 2 / 9 22.22% - 20 12 9 0 57.14% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1987 23 5 2 / 7 28.57% - 24 12 11 0 52.17% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1988 22 2 6 / 10 60.00% - 20 17 5 0 77.27% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1989 17 1 0 / 1 0.00% - 4 9 7 1 52.94% List
Canterbury NSWRL 1990 16 3 -   - 12 8 7 1 50.00% List
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1991 21 3 -   1 13 12 8 1 57.14% List
Western Suburbs NSWRL 1992 22 4 0 / 1 0.00% 1 17 11 10 1 50.00% List
Illawarra NSWRL 1994 22 3 -   - 12 11 8 3 50.00% List

NRL/NSWRL - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1981-90 186 39 34   1 224 115 66 5 61.83% List
Western Suburbs 1991-92 43 7 - / 1 0.00% 2 30 23 18 2 53.49% List
Illawarra 1994 22 3 -   - 12 11 8 3 50.00% List
Overall1981-1994 251 49 34   3 266 149 92 10 59.36% List

English Career - By Year

Team Season App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hunslet 1983/84 5 1 -   - 4 3 2 0 60.00% List
Bramley 1987/88 10 - -   - - 4 6 0 40.00% List
Wigan 1992/93 37 14 -   - 56 32 5 0 86.49% List
Wigan 1992/93 1 - -   - - 0 1 0 0.00% List
Wigan 1994/95 0 - -   - - nan% List

English Career - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Hunslet 1983 5 1 -   - 4 3 2 0 60.00% List
Bramley 1987 10 - -   - - 4 6 0 40.00% List
Wigan 1992 38 14 -   - 56 32 6 0 84.21% List
Overall1983-1993 53 15 0   0 60 39 14 0 73.58% List

Your Say

  • Andrew Farrar
    30/10/2022

    The Andrew Farrar who played for Hunslet in season 1983-1984 and Bramley in 1987-1988 is a me not the Australian international

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Contributions: Rugby League Tables, Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson, Paul Carter, Greg Fiveash, Greg Stroud, Alan Katzmann, Steven Russo, Max Turner, AJ Lucantonio, Bill Bates, Tim Costello

Sources: NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1989-90, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1987-88, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1990-91, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1991-92, NSWRL Rugby League Yearbook 1992-93, ARL Rugby League Yearbook 1995, Irvin Saxton's Record Keepers' Club, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1993-94, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1984-85, Match Video, Newspapers, Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1988-89