Tony Currie (rugby league)

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Tony Currie
Personal information
Full nameTony Maxwell Currie
Born (1962-12-25) 25 December 1962 (age 58)
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Playing information
Position Centre, Fullback, Wing
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
Wests (Brisbane)
Redcliffe
Leeds
1986–88 Canterbury-Bankstown 39140056
1989–92 Brisbane Broncos 38130052
Total772700108
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
1982–89 Queensland 1530012
1988–89 Australia 72008
Coaching information
Club
YearsTeamGmsWDLW%
199698 London Broncos
Source: [1] [2]

Tony Currie (born 25 December 1962) is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1980s and 1990s. He is of Aboriginal descent and played for the Australian side, State of Origin for Queensland. At club level he played for the Brisbane Broncos, and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Australia, appearing in premiership-winning sides for both teams, as well as Leeds in England.

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Playing career

In 1982, while playing with Western Suburbs, Currie won the Brisbane Rugby League premiership's Rothmans Medal. On 20 July 1988 Currie played for Australia in their record 62-point win over Papua New Guinea, scoring a try. [3] Currie helped the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs win the 1988 Grand Final against the Balmain Tigers. He also played in the Brisbane Broncos first grand final in 1992, helping them to claim their maiden premiership. In the weeks following the grand final Currie travelled with the Broncos to England, where he played from the interchange bench in the 1992 World Club Challenge against British champions Wigan, helping Brisbane become the first NSWRL club to win the match in Britain. [4]

Post playing

Currie later coached the Super League club, the London Broncos between 1996-1998. He was President of the Wests Panthers club for a number of years. [5]

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References

  1. Rugby League Project
  2. Yesterday's Hero Archived 10 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "O'Connor helps set Test records". The Age . 21 July 1988. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. "Legend Q&A: Tony Currie". NRL.
  5. "Tony Currie stands down". westspanthers.com.au. 18 September 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gary Greinke
1994-1996
Coach
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London Broncos

1996-1998
Succeeded by
Dan Stains
1998-1999