Andy Gregory

Andy Gregory

Andy Gregory was born in Lower Ince, Wigan, U.K. in 1961.

His Uncle was on the Board at Wigan Professional Club and Andy was expected to sign for his home town team. Instead he played once with Salford (as one of the most Famous A.N. Others ever), who’s coach at the time the Legendary Alex Murphy (see his interview details on this site) wanted to sign Andy on professional forms. The 17 year old Andy was signed to the Widnes Club by the coach Doug Laughton (see interview on this site) for a fee of £2,000.

He played Junior Rugby League for the Wigan St. Patricks amateur R.L. Club.

Joe Lydon and Andy Gregory

Andy Gregory Widnes

and interview with Andy Gregory

Andy Gregory Widnes, Wigan, Great Britain

Wigan's Andy Gregory

Andy Gregory Wigan and Great Britain

In Andy’s first season in the senior team (1980/81 Season) he won his 1stChallenge Cup Final winners medal at the age of 21. Also in 1980/81 he made his debut for Great Britain against France on 6th December 1981.

The Scrum Half went on to play in 6 Ashes series against Australia which is a record that may never be broken.

Transferred to Warrington in the 1984/5 season - Andy played for Warrington with great success and then in the 1986/7 season moved to his home town club Wigan, for a fee of £130,000. Wigan then went on to dominate the sport in the U.K. from the mid 80s to the mid 90s.

He was the first player to win 2 Lance Todd man of the match awards, in Challenge Cup Finals, whilst playing for Wigan (1988 & 1990).

He was the first player to win 5 Challenge Cup Final winners medals. (whilst playing for the Widnes and Wigan).

On his return from the G.B. 1992 tour of Australia/New Zealand he transferred from Wigan to Leeds again playing for the Leeds then Coach Doug Laughton. After a year he moved to the Salford Club and on his retirement as a player was given the Salford Coaching job. He took them into Super League and resigned as coach when they lost in the 1998 Challenge Cup Semi Final against Sheffield.

Andy was a G.B. team mate of Garry Schofield Click here to view Gary's page

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