Chris Anderson (rugby league)

Chris Anderson (Rugby League)

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Chris Anderson (born 2 May 1953) is an Australian former rugby league footballer of the 1970s and 80s and coach of the 1990s and 2000s. An Australian Kangaroos and New South Wales Blues representative , he featured in Canterbury-Bankstown's third grand final win and captained Halifax to a Challenge Cup victory.

As a coach, Anderson took Australia to World Cup victory and coached both the Canterbury Bulldogs and Melbourne Storm to premiership wins. He is also a member of the Halifax Hall of Fame.

Playing career

Anderson was a who was recruited by Peter Moore from Forbes, New South Wales. He played 232 first grade games for the Canterbury Bulldogs between 1971–84 and was also a member of the Widnes Rugby League Challenge Cup winning side in 1974–75.

Anderson represented Australia in 8 Tests, the 1975 World Cup and two Kangaroos Tours in 1978 and 1982. He also represented New South Wales and became the first ever player to score a hat-trick of tries in a State of Origin match.

Anderson was also captain-coach of Halifax between 1985–88 where he enjoyed great success, including the 1985-86 Rugby Football League Championship and the 1986–87 Rugby League Challenge Cup victory against St Helens.

Challenge Cup final appearances

Chris Anderson played /, i.e. number 6, and was captain in Halifax’s 19–18 victory over St Helens in the 1987 Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 2 May 1987.

Coaching career

Chris Anderson is one of the few people to play and coach...
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