Andy Dannatt

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
20-11-1965
N/A
23-09-1993
Hull
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-09-1993 v Castleford
Hull
1995- Hull K.R.
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1993-1994
41 (10)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
8

BIOGRAPHY



HERITAGE NO : 1045
Andy came to St Helens from Hull with a reputation as a hard working forward with sound all round skills. He played 41 matches for the first team and scored two tries against Leeds and Oldham in consecutive matches in November 1993. Andy was well liked at Knowsley Road but returned to East Yorkshire to join Hull KR shortly before the Super League era.

Dave Dooley

Andy Dannatt by Adrian Lawrenson

At one stage in the 1980s it seemed that the city of Hull was the centre of the rugby league universe. Not only were both the Red and Whites and the Black and Whites attracting the best players form the Southern Hemisphere, but their Colts were of the highest quality. In this era, Hull produced such stars as Garry Schofield, Lee Crooks, Gary Divorty and our man Andy Dannatt.

Andy played four major finals for Hull gaining a Premiership winner’s medal in 1991 and it was considered something of a coup when he signed for Saints on 23 September 1993, making his debut in the 35-18 win at Castleford on 26 September 1993. A powerful, direct runner, he was signed as a direct replacement for Kevin Ward who had his career so tragically cut short by injury.

As with all transfers you need the timing to be right and a lot of luck. Saints had nearly solved the conundrum in the 1992-93 season losing the league on goal difference, the Lancashire Cup final by a point and winning the Premiership and dusting Wigan 41-6 on Boxing Day 1992.

However, 1993-94 it was, and Saints without Ward and Gary Connolly never reached the same heights as the previous year and consequently Andy was not playing in a team on the front foot. He did, however, play 41 games, with 10 off the bench for the club, scoring 2 tries and signed off against his hometown club Hull FC on 12 March 1995 in a 43-32 win against the homesters, who were not really the power they had been previously.

Andy subsequently returned home, this time to the East side of Hull to the Robins, who had also fallen back from the halcyon days of the 1980s. One wonders what would have happened if he could have remained at Knowsley Road until the dawn of the Super League era, but that, of course, is mere conjecture.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1993~942 0 0 30
1994~950 0 0 11
TOTALS:2 0 0 41
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1994~950001
TOTALS:0001

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
26th Sep 1993
W
15 Castleford L A 35 18 VIEW
1st Oct 1993
W
15 Featherstone Rovers L A 37 16 VIEW
24th Oct 1993
L
8 Sheffield Eagles L H 12 19 VIEW
7th Nov 1993
W
15 Bradford Northern L H 54 3 VIEW
12th Nov 1993
W
10 Dewsbury RT2 A 20 6 VIEW
17th Nov 1993
W
10 Leeds L A 21 18 1 VIEW
21st Nov 1993
W
8 Oldham L A 12 2 1 VIEW
26th Nov 1993
D
10 Halifax L H 16 16 VIEW
3rd Dec 1993
L
10 Hull L A 14 18 VIEW
11th Dec 1993
L
8 Warrington RT3 H 8 16 VIEW
17th Dec 1993
W
8 Hull Kingston Rovers L H 23 22 VIEW
26th Dec 1993
L
8 Wigan L A 8 40 VIEW
2nd Jan 1994
W
10 Widnes L H 24 16 VIEW
12th Jan 1994
L
10 Salford L A 2 34 VIEW
16th Jan 1994
L
8 Warrington L H 11 21 VIEW
23rd Jan 1994
L
8 Leigh L A 4 21 VIEW
30th Jan 1994
W
8 Huddersfield CC4 A 23 16 VIEW
6th Feb 1994
W
10 Castleford L H 33 12 VIEW
13th Feb 1994
W
10 Whitehaven CC5 A 46 4 VIEW
20th Feb 1994
W
8 Featherstone Rovers L H 27 18 VIEW
27th Feb 1994
W
8 Doncaster CC6 H 40 9 VIEW
6th Mar 1994
W
8 Wakefield Trinity L A 35 22 VIEW
11th Mar 1994
L
8 Sheffield Eagles L A 6 18 VIEW
26th Mar 1994
L
8 Leeds CCSF N 8 20 VIEW
1st Apr 1994
L
8 Wigan L H 9 15 VIEW
4th Apr 1994
L
8 Widnes L A 17 20 VIEW
10th Apr 1994
W
8 Hull L H 52 10 VIEW
13th Apr 1994
W
8 Leeds L H 68 0 VIEW
24th Apr 1994
L
10 Halifax L A 30 37 VIEW
8th May 1994
L
8 Wigan PT1 A 16 34 VIEW
14th Aug 1994
W
8 Widnes* Fr Charity H 48 4 VIEW
21st Aug 1994
L
10 Doncaster L H 20 29 VIEW
4th Sep 1994
W
8 Salford L H 34 28 VIEW
11th Sep 1994
W
8 Workington Town L A 30 25 VIEW
18th Sep 1994
W
15 Castleford L H 47 14 VIEW
25th Sep 1994
W
15 Sheffield Eagles L H 26 10 VIEW
2nd Oct 1994
D
8 Oldham L A 18 18 VIEW
1st Nov 1994
L
16 Australia Tour H 14 32 VIEW
11th Feb 1995
D
15 Wigan CC4 A 16 16 VIEW
15th Feb 1995
L
15 Wigan CC4rep H 24 40 VIEW
19th Feb 1995
W
15 Oldham L H 32 22 VIEW
12th Mar 1995
W
15 Hull L A 43 32 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 23 | LOSSES : 16 | DRAWS : 3

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