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About Andy Purcell:
Andy Purcell first played Rugby at St. Mary’s College in Toowoomba, before moving to Brisbane to play for University of Queensland.
It was during his time with UQ that he earned four caps for Queensland.
He finished his playing career on the Darling Downs playing for Millmerran.
He then shifted his focus to refereeing in the Darling Downs competition from 1963 to 1969 and was also instrumental in the establishment of the Toowoomba Rangers Rugby Club.
In 1971, Andy was chosen to be a Queensland Country selector. He went on to coach the representative side from 1974 to 1975.
He also coached Darling Downs for a season in 1972.
He was elected a Life Member of Queensland Rugby Union in 1986.
While serving as Vice-President of Queensland Rugby, Andy was also President of the Queensland Country Rugby Union in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He retired from the role of Queensland Rugby Union Vice-President in 2006.
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