Leslie, Andy

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Name
Leslie, Andy Gender: M
Andrew Roy Leslie
born on 10 November 1944 at 16:55 (= 4:55 PM )
Place Lower Hutt, New Zealand, 41s13, 174e55
Timezone NZT h12e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°41' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°18 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°59'



Biography

New Zealand rugby player who formerly represented his county in water polo at colts level and softball in 1966. Once established in the Wellington side as No. 8 Leslie made 96 consecutive appearances from 1968-1973 and was chosen by the Rugby Almanac as one of their five Players of the Year for the 1973 season. Born in Lower Hutt, Andy Leslie had two years in the Hutt Valley Technical College 1st XV as second five eight. Joining the Petone club he initially represented Wellington as a forward in 1964, but did not become a first string member of the side until 1968.

In 1974, Leslie was a surprise selection in the All Blacks, named captain ahead of the incumbent Ian Kirkpatrick who was also included in the side. He proved an inspired choice, leading the All Blacks on unbeaten tours of Australia and Ireland in 1974, and in successful home series against Scotland and Ireland over the next two seasons.

The 1976 tour of South Africa was Andy Leslie's swansong. Though the series was narrowly lost he won acclaim for his own play, leadership and sportsmanship. In partnership with another All Black, Bob Scott,

in a Men's Outfitters shop in Petone, Leslie retained his involvement with rugby through coaching. This included stints in Ireland and three moderately successful seasons as Wellington coach from 1990-92.

Leslie had two rugby playing sons, John and Martin, who represented Otago and Wellington respectively and continued on to play for Scotland.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Career 1964 (Played forward for Wellington)
  • Work : New Job 1966 (Water polo and softball)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1968 (First of 96 consecutive appearances, six years)
  • Work : Prize 1973 (Rugby Player of the Year)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1974 (Began playing for the All Blacks)
  • Work : Gain social status 1976 (Good year)
  • Work : New Job 1990 (Coach for Wellington, two years)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Garth Carpenter in his "Aspects of Astrology," from Leslie personally.

Categories

  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted (Two sons noted players)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work (International competitions)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work in team/ Tandem (Rugby team)
  • Vocation : Sports : Rugby (Noted pro)
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Water polo, secondary)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Rugby coach)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Player of the Year)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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