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Player Andy Platt

Date of Birth
Oct 9, 1963
Birth Location
Wigan, England
  1. 🇬🇧 England
Height (cm)
178 cm
Weight (kg)
106 kg
  1. Prop
  2. Second Row
Warrior #
Warriors Debut Date
Apr 23, 1995
Warriors Debut Details
April 23 1995, Round 7 vs Parramatta Eels at Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Warriors Years Active
  1. 1995
  2. 1996
Signed From
Wigan Warriors
Rep Honours
  1. England



Andy Platt (born 9 October 1963) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop and second-row forward in the 1980s and 1990s.

A Great Britain international representative prop, he played for English clubs St Helens, Wigan, Widnes and Salford, as well as in New Zealand for the Auckland Warriors.

Andy Platt was born in Billinge Higher End, Wigan, England

He started his professional career at St Helens as a ball-playing second rower, joining from amateur club Wigan St Patricks in June 1982. He made his debut for Saints on 22 August 1982 in a 19–19 draw against Leigh in a league match during the 1982–83 season. He rose to national prominence and represented Great Britain. He was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.

Platt played second-row in St Helens 28-16 victory over Wigan in the 1984 Lancashire Cup Final during the 1984–85 season at Central Park, Wigan on Sunday 28 October 1984.

Platt played loose forward in St. Helens' 15-14 victory over Leeds in the 1987–88 John Player Special Trophy Final during the 1987–88 season at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 9 January 1988.

In September 1988, Platt was signed by Wigan for a club record fee of £140,000. He was part of the team that dominated British rugby league football in the early 1990s. During the 1991–92 Rugby Football League season, Platt played for defending champions Wigan at prop forward in their 1991 World Club Challenge victory against the visiting Penrith. He was selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand, and was named man-of-the-match in the tourists' victory over Australia in the second Ashes. During the 1992–93 Rugby Football League season Platt played at prop forward for defending RFL champions Wigan in the 1992 World Club Challenge against the visiting Brisbane Broncos. In 1993 Platt won the Man of Steel Award.

Platt played second-row in Wigan's 22-17 victory over Salford in the 1988 Lancashire Cup Final during the 1988–89 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 23 October 1988. and played right-prop in the 5-4 victory over St. Helens in the 1992 Lancashire Cup Final during the 1992–93 season at Knowsley Road, St. Helens on Sunday 18 October 1992.

Platt played prop and was sin binned after 53-minutes for brawling with Halifax's Bernard Hill in Wigan's 24-12 victory over Halifax in the 1989–90 Regal Trophy Final during the 1989–90 season at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday 13 January 1990, played right-prop in the 15-8 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1992–93 Regal Trophy Final during the 1992–93 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 23 January 1993, and played right-prop in the 2-33 defeat by Castleford in the 1993–94 Regal Trophy Final during the 1993–94 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 22 January 1994.

In 1994 Platt signed with the new Auckland Warriors franchise of the Australian Rugby League, following John Monie, Dean Bell, Denis Betts and Frano Botica. He represented England at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. Platt became one of only two players to win England caps whilst at the Auckland Warriors, whilst Denis Betts is the only player to win both England and Great Britain caps whilst at the Auckland Warriors. He was selected to play for in the tournament's final at prop forward but Australia won the match and retained the Cup.

Platt finished his career back in England with Salford.

Great Britain Test forward played for St Helens (1982-87) and Wigan (1988-94) during his English career before joining his former Wigan coach John Monie at Auckland for the Warriors’ debut season in the ARL. Platt, who made his Test debut against France in 1985, also appeared in the 1995 World Cup, four Ashes series (1986, 1988, 1990 & 1992), won six Challenge Cups and five English Championships during his career. The 25-Test veteran finished his playing career with Salford in 1998 before taking on the coaching position with Workington in 1999. Having spent an English off-season with Brisbane Wests in 1985 Platt returned to Queensland, married and was later assistant coach of the club.


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