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Name  Andy Northey

Role  Rugby player
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Andy Northey born 17 February 1972 in St. Helens, England is a former rugby league and rugby union player. In rugby league he played for St. Helens in the European Super League as a second-row before switching codes and joining Northampton Saints.


Northey played for St Helens at centre in their 1996 Challenge Cup Final victory over Bradford Bulls.

Northey played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 15, (replacing Centre Anthony Sullivan on 47-minutes) in St. Helens' 16-25 defeat by Wigan in the 1995–96 Regal Trophy Final during the 1995–96 at Alfred McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield on Saturday 13 January 1996. He switched codes and joined Northampton in 1997. At Northampton he was a replacement in the victorious 2000 Heineken Cup Final as they defeated Munster.

He joined Rotherham Titans in 2000 for the tail-end of their meteoric rise through the leagues but a knee injury curtailed his playing career. He joined the club's community department as a rugby development officer whilst running the under 18s and was offered the chance to take control of first team affairs following the departure of Mike Schmid in 2004.

Northey was a popular figure at Clifton Lane because of his sharp wit, no-nonsense approach and stories of the 'good old days' of rugby league but was never considered a serious contender to lead the club on a permanent basis. Following the appointment of Andre Bester as Head Coach, Northey was offered the chance to become Assistant Coach but opted to take a similar role at Sedgley Park.

Northey now coaches Macclesfield in National Division One with Geoff Wappet.

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