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Andy Leathem

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
30-03-1977
N/A
30-03-1994
Crosfields ARL
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
02-04-1995 v Wakefield Trinity
Warrington Wolves
1998- Leigh Centurions
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
1994-1998
45 (5)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2
0
0
8

BIOGRAPHY


Andy Leathem by Alex Service

Signed from Crosfields in 1994, Andy made exceptional progress as a young front-rower, making his debut against Wakefield trinity on 2nd February 1995. The Saints were then coached by Eric Hughes and Andy did not look out of place, augmenting a front-row which included Adam Fogerty, Keiron Cunningham and Apollo Perelini. St.Helens won the match at a canter 56-14 and in those pre-Super League days, Andy was one of just two players on the interchange bench. Just over five thousand watched the game. The Saints team lined up as follows: Prescott, Hunte, Lyon, Loughlin, Elia, Martyn, Goulding, Fogerty, Cunningham, Perelini, Dwyer, Morley, Cooper. Subs Griffiths, Leathem.

Twelve months later the Saints were better prepared than most to end the unhealthy domination of Wigan by winning the inaugural European Super League competition. Andy played 14 times during the campaign, including a place in the squad at Wembley in the fantastic 32-22 clash with Bradford Bulls, which remains one of the greatest-ever finals. A forceful and 'quietly aggressive' member of the engine room, Andy was to make a further 18 appearances in 1997, but injury prevented him from making a second Wembley final, against Bradford. He struggled with injury somewhat and played his last match for the Saints at home to Warrington on 26th April 1998. The home team won 36-14 and was changed considerably from the team in which he made his debut four years previously:

Atcheson, Chris Smith, Damien Smith, Newlove, Sullivan, Long, Goulding, Leathem, Hammond, O'Neill, Joynt, Davidson, Haigh. Subs: Pickavance, Busby, Goldspink, Anderson

Andy continued his Super League career at Warrington during the 1999 campaign and finished his career with a spell at Leigh.
Overall, Andy was a popular player at Knowsley Road and it is such a shame that injury blunted his career. He had a sure tackling technique, hence his nickname 'Gripper' and played a game in Australia for Saints after being bitten by a poisonous spider, but that's another story!

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1994~95 0 0 0 1
1995~96 1 0 0 9
1996 0 0 0 14
19971 0 0 19
1998 0 0 0 2
TOTALS:2 0 0 45
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
1994~950001
1995~960001
19970001
19980001
19990002
20000001
TOTALS:0007

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
2nd Apr 1995
W
15 Wakefield Trinity L 1994~95 H 56 14 VIEW
24th May 1995
W
10 Castleford* Fr Benefit 1994~95 H 40 28 VIEW
11th Aug 1995
W
17 Salford* Fr 1995~96 A 32 22 VIEW
26th Nov 1995
W
15 Hull RT3 1995~96 A 38 26 VIEW
29th Nov 1995
L
10 Sheffield Eagles L 1995~96 A 18 32 VIEW
3rd Dec 1995
W
10 Workington Town L 1995~96 H 58 10 VIEW
13th Dec 1995
W
17 Oldham L 1995~96 H 32 22 VIEW
20th Dec 1995
L
17 Castleford L 1995~96 A 18 26 1 VIEW
26th Dec 1995
L
8 Wigan L 1995~96 A 4 58 VIEW
1st Jan 1996
L
10 Leeds L 1995~96 H 14 20 VIEW
17th Jan 1996
W
10 London Broncos L 1995~96 H 48 18 VIEW
21st Jan 1996
L
10 Halifax L 1995~96 A 24 32 VIEW
4th Feb 1996
W
10 Castleford Tigers SCCC4 1996 A 58 16 VIEW
11th Feb 1996
W
10 Rochdale Hornets SCCC5 1996 A 58 20 VIEW
24th Feb 1996
W
10 Salford Reds SCCC6 1996 A 46 26 VIEW
9th Mar 1996
W
10 Widnes SCCCSF 1996 N 24 14 VIEW
31st Mar 1996
W
10 Workington Town SL 1996 A 62 0 VIEW
8th Apr 1996
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL 1996 A 46 24 VIEW
14th Apr 1996
W
10 Bradford Bulls SL 1996 H 26 20 VIEW
21st Apr 1996
W
10 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1996 A 30 28 VIEW
27th Apr 1996
W
10 Bradford Bulls SCCCF 1996 W 40 32 VIEW
5th May 1996
W
10 Oldham Bears SL 1996 H 66 18 VIEW
12th May 1996
W
10 London Broncos SL 1996 H 24 22 VIEW
17th May 1996
W
10 Warrington Wolves SL 1996 A 25 24 VIEW
30th Jun 1996
W
10 Leeds Rhinos SL 1996 H 42 16 VIEW
5th Jul 1996
L
10 Bradford Bulls SL 1996 A 22 50 VIEW
20th Apr 1997
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL 1997 H 60 16 VIEW
26th May 1997
L
15 Wigan Warriors SL 1997 H 12 65 1 VIEW
1st Jun 1997
W
8 Halifax Blue Sox SL 1997 A 26 18 VIEW
16th Jun 1997
L
8 Cronulla Sharks WCC 1997 H 8 48 VIEW
29th Jun 1997
W
8 Oldham Bears SL 1997 A 34 30 VIEW
2nd Jul 1997
L
8 Sheffield Eagles SL 1997 A 12 14 VIEW
6th Jul 1997
L
8 Bradford Bulls SL 1997 H 20 38 VIEW
21st Jul 1997
L
8 Cronulla Sharks WCC 1997 A 12 28 VIEW
25th Jul 1997
L
8 Auckland Warriors WCC 1997 A 6 70 VIEW
4th Aug 1997
L
8 Penrith Panthers WCC 1997 A 26 32 VIEW
10th Aug 1997
W
8 Oldham Bears SL 1997 H 36 26 VIEW
13th Aug 1997
W
8 Paris St.Germain WCCPO 1997 H 42 4 VIEW
22nd Aug 1997
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL 1997 A 22 20 VIEW
25th Aug 1997
W
8 Leeds Rhinos SL 1997 H 25 18 VIEW
31st Aug 1997
W
8 Paris St.Germain SL 1997 H 26 14 VIEW
12th Sep 1997
W
8 Salford Reds PT 1997 H 26 12 VIEW
19th Sep 1997
W
8 Castleford Tigers PTSF 1997 H 32 18 VIEW
28th Sep 1997
L
8 Wigan Warriors PTF 1997 N 20 33 VIEW
4th Oct 1997
L
8 Brisbane Broncos WCCQF 1997 A 12 66 VIEW
26th Dec 1997
L
8 Wigan Warriors* Fr 1997 A 2 46 VIEW
18th Jan 1998
W
8 Lancashire Lynx* Fr 1998 A 34 14 VIEW
19th Apr 1998
W
8 Huddersfield Giants SL 1998 A 26 24 VIEW
26th Apr 1998
W
8 Warrington Wolves SL 1998 H 36 14 VIEW
24th Jan 1999
W
19 Swinton Lions* Fr 1999 H 48 4 VIEW
29th Jan 1999
L
16 Warrington Wolves* Fr 1999 A 14 25 VIEW
28th Jan 2000
L
16 Huddersfield-Sheffield Giants* Fr 2000 H 10 20 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 34 | LOSSES : 18 | DRAWS :

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