Tony Currie

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Tony Currie (born 25 December 1962) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1980s. 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 Bulldogs in Australia, appearing in premiership-winning sides for both teams, as well as Leeds in England.

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.[1] He played in Brisbane's 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 Warriors|Wigan, helping Brisbane become the first NSWRL club to win the match in Britain.

Currie later coached British Super League club, the London Broncos between 1996-1998. He was President of the Wests Panthers club for a number of years.[2]


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