Name: Andy Saunders

Junior Club: Quirindi Grasshoppers

Birthplace: Quirindi

What do you like to do away from football?

Away from football I like to go fishing, water skiing and spend time with family and friends.

What was your first job?

My first job was a horse stable hand.

What are your goals in Rugby League?

My goal in rugby league is to have a long career in the NRL.

What do you love about Rugby League?

The thing I love most about rugby league is the mates and the love of the game.

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Who has been the biggest influence on your career?

The biggest influence on my career has been my dad.

What is your earliest league memory?

My earliest memory in Rugby League was playing at Tamworth minor league in the under 10s.

What is your best moment in league so far?

My best moment in rugby league to date was playing in the Junior Kangaroos.

Best piece of advice you have been given?

Don’t sell yourself short.

What advice would you give to a young rugby league player?

50% is what you do on the field. Behind the scenes and off the field is the other 50%.

Who is the player you looked up to as a kid and why?

The player I most looked up to was Mark O’Meley. He was a strong runner of the ball.

Favourite sportsman and why?

My favourite sportsman is Connor McGregor. He says it how it is and has worked so hard for everything he has.

What can’t you live without?

My phone.

What is the TV show you never miss?

The TV show I can’t miss is Ex on the Beach.

What is on your bucket list?

Skydiving.

If you could play another sport, what would it be?

I would love to play NFL.

If you weren’t playing league, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t playing league I would be a personal trainer.

How would you like to be remembered at the end of your career?

I would love to be remembered for my work ethic.