Alan McIndoe

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Alan McIndoe
Personal information
Born (1964-05-14) 14 May 1964 (age 54)
Playing information
Position Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1983–88 Illawarra Steelers 733800152
1989–90 Penrith Panthers 372600104
1991–93 Illawarra Steelers 532700108
Total1639100364
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1988–90 Queensland 930012
1988 Australia 1

Alan McIndoe (born 14 May 1964) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s and 1990s. A Queensland State of Origin and Australian international representative wing, he played club football in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership for the Illawarra Steelers, with whom he topped the League's try-scoring list in 1991, and the Penrith Panthers. [1] On 4 October 2006 McIndoe was named on the wing in a 40 Year Panthers Legends Team. The same year he was named on the wing in the Illawarra Steelers' "Team of Steel". [2]

Rugby league team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby league football is a full-contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field. One of the two codes of rugby, it originated in Northern England in 1895 as a split from the Rugby Football Union over the issue of payments to players. Its rules progressively changed with the aim of producing a faster, more entertaining game for spectators.

The New South Wales Rugby League premiership was the first rugby league football club competition established in Australia and contributor to today's National Rugby League. Run by the New South Wales Rugby League from 1908 until 1994, the premiership was the state's elite rugby league competition.

Illawarra Steelers Australian rugby league team

The Illawarra Steelers are an Australian Rugby league football club based in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales. The club competed in Australia's top-level Rugby League competition from 1982, when they, along with the Canberra Raiders, were admitted into the then Sydney Rugby League premiership until 1998 when they formed a new joint venture team, the St George Illawarra Dragons with the St George Dragons in 1999, before selling its remaining share in the club to WIN Corporation in 2018. Over those seventeen seasons the club received three wooden spoons, made the play-offs twice and had a total of three of its players selected to don the green and gold for Australia.

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Playing career

Coming from Emerald, Queensland, McIndoe started playing first grade football for Illawarra in 1983. He made his debut for Queensland in the 1988 State of Origin series, scoring a try in game 1 and playing in all three matches. That year he also represented Australia against a 'Rest of the World' team. [1] The following season McIndoe moved to Penrith and also played in all three matches of the 1989 State of Origin series, scoring in games 1 and 2. In the 1990 season he was, for the third consecutive year, selected for Queensland in all three games of the State of Origin before playing for the Panthers in their Grand Final loss to Canberra. He returned to Illawarra in the 1991 NSWRL season and that year took the club record for most tries in a match with 5 against the Gold Coast and went on to be the League's top try-scorer with 19. McIndoe played his final season with the Steelers in 1993.

Emerald, Queensland Town in Queensland, Australia

Emerald is a town in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 Census, Emerald had an urban population of approximately 13,500. The town is the business centre for the Central Highlands Regional Council.

The 1988 State of Origin series was the seventh annual three-game series between the New South Wales and Queensland representative rugby league football teams to be contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. Queensland enjoyed their first ever 3–0 series whitewash, mirroring a feat New South Wales had first achieved two years earlier. The series produced an ugly and enduring Origin image when in Game II the parochial Queensland crowd showered the Lang Park playing arena with beer cans in protest at the sin-binning of their captain Wally Lewis.

The 1989 State of Origin series was the eighth time the annual three-game series between New South Wales and Queensland was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. It was Queensland's second consecutive Origin clean-sweep and an unpleasant inauguration for New South Wales' new coach Jack Gibson who, along with a new captain in Gavin Miller and eight new players, was brought into a dramatically overhauled Blues side that had lost its five last State of Origin matches.

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References

  1. 1 2 Whiticker, Alan; Hudson, Glen (2007). The Encyclopedia of Rugby League Players. Wetherill Park, New South Wales: Gary Allen Pty Ltd. pp. 380–381. ISBN   978-1-877082-93-1.
  2. "STAR STUDDED TEAM OF STEEL ANNOUNCED". rleague.com. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 20 September 2010.

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