11 Facts About Andy Platt


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


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


Andy Platt started his professional career at St Helens as a ball-playing second rower, joining from amateur club Wigan St Patricks in June 1982.


Andy Platt rose to national prominence and represented Great Britain.


Andy Platt was selected to go on the 1988 Great Britain Lions tour.


Andy Platt was part of the team that dominated British rugby league football in the early 1990s.


Andy Platt 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.

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In 1994 Andy Platt signed with the new Auckland Warriors franchise of the Australian Rugby League, following John Monie, Dean Bell, Denis Betts and Frano Botica.


Andy Platt represented England at the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.


Andy 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.


Andy Platt was selected to play for in the tournament's final at prop forward but Australia won the match and retained the Cup.