Rob Andrew

Rob Andrew
Full nameChristopher Robert Andrew
Date of birth (1963-02-18) 18 February 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Richmond, England
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
SchoolBarnard Castle School
UniversitySt John's College, Cambridge
SpouseSara Andrew
ChildrenEmily Andrew
Occupation(s)Director of Operations
Rugby union career
Amateur team(s)
1982-1985Cambridge University()
Senior career
Newcastle Falcons
National team(s)
1989, 1993
British and Irish Lions


Christopher Robert “Rob” Andrew MBE (given birth to 18 Feb 1963 in Richmond, Yorkshire), nicknamed “Squeaky”, is a ex – British rugby union footballer and was, until Apr 2016, Professional Rugby Movie director on the RFU. He was previously the Movie director of Rugby of Newcastle Falcons and continues to be LEADER of Sussex State Cricket Membership since January 2017. As a new player, Andrew was guaranteed in his kicking and protective abilities off both foot. Andrew also acquired a brief profession in first-class cricket whilst at College or university and performed for Yorkshire Region Cricket Club’s Second XI.

Rugby career


Andrew attended Barnard Castle College where he was contemporaries with potential teammate Rory Underwood and was captain of the institution 1st XV in 1981. Whilst in the north east both Underwood and Andrew performed their rugby at Middlesbrough RUFC. Then went to St John's University, Cambridge and performed for Cambridge School in the Varsity Match. He became a member of Nottingham for just one period in 1985/86 and joined up with Wasps FC where he was initially choice fly-half throughout a lot of the eight periods he spent using the north London membership. At Wasps FC he gained the English Group in 1990, ultimately leaving to become listed on Newcastle Gosforth in 1995 as both a new player and as movie director of rugby. The membership had simply been bought out by Sir John Hall in the leadup to the overall game turning professional, they truly became the Falcons of today. During his amount of time in charge of Newcastle Falcons he's credited with finding Jonny Wilkinson. He was an ever-present when Newcastle Falcons gained the 1997-98 Premiership. His playing profession was finished in 1999 after a personal injury in training.


Andrew was fly-half for Britain during the Can Carling era, building an absolute debut in January 1985 against Romania in Twickenham. For another a decade he was England's regular fly-half earning 70 hats, including 2 as captain. After Britain completed 4th in the 1995 Rugby Union Globe Cup, he noticed out his agreement at Wasps and transferred to the Newcastle Falcons. He produced his last appearance for Britain after an lack of almost 24 months when he was known as from the bench as a go scoring substitution against Wales in March 1997. Altogether, he have scored 396 worldwide factors, gained the Grand Slam with Britain three times and kept the British record for one of the most factors scored within an worldwide - 30, have scored against Canada in 1994. Critics from the Britain aspect blamed him for kicking the ball an excessive amount of rather than transferring. Britain did, however, like a lot of achievement with him as their Amount 10.He played in 3 Rugby Globe Cup tournaments; 1987 (producing 2 performances), 1991 and 1995. Curiously, just like Wilkinson acquired beaten Australia in the 2003 Rugby Globe Cup final using a drop objective, the last period Australia dropped in the same competition is at 1995. For the reason that year, it had been Andrew who nailed a drop objective on the heart stroke of full-time to defeat the Wallabies 25-22.In 1989 he previously the honour of captaining the United kingdom and Irish Lions against France within a uncommon "house" match for the Lions. The overall game formed area of the festivities from the bi-centennial from the French Revolution.

Post playing

Andrew remained mainly because movie director of rugby in Newcastle Falcons following the damage that ended his taking part in profession until on 18 August 2006 he was appointed from the RFU to attempt the post of Movie director of Top notch Rugby to oversee almost all aspects of consultant rugby in Britain, from your regional academies fully senior side.On 6 January 2011, Andrew's part as movie director of top notch rugby in the Rugby Soccer Union was scrapped within an overhaul from the organisation's framework. It had been reported that Andrew was asked to apply for just one of the brand new functions created by this technique, that of procedures movie director. At a press meeting on 16 November 2011 Andrew's placement was referred to as Director of Top notch Rugby and he apparently took several efforts to (inconclusively) explain his duties. He resigned as the RFU's movie director of professional rugby in Feb 2016.

Cricket career

Rob Andrew Cricket details Batting design Left-hand batsman Bowling design Right-arm off-break Function Batsman Domestic group information Years Group 1984–1985 Cambridge College or university First-class debut 18 Apr 1984 Cambridge College or university v Leicestershire Last First-class 5 July 1985 Cambridge College or university v Oxford College or university List A debut 5 Might 1984 Combined Colleges v Hampshire Last List A 18 Might 1985 Combined Colleges v Essex Profession figures Competition FC List A Fits 17 5 Works scored 658 150 Batting typical 21.22 37.50 100s/50s 1/3 0/1 Top rating 101* 82* Balls bowled 1,433 156 Wickets 12 1 Bowling average 70.58 124.00 5 wickets in innings 0 0 10 wickets in match 0 na Best bowling 3/77 1/15 Catches/stumpings 6/– 0/– Source: CricketArchive, 8 December 2008Andrew was also a talented cricketer, gaining a Cambridge blue for your sport aswell, and he made 17 first-class cricket performances for the college or university cricket group in 1984 and 1985, aswell as performing five moments for Combined Colleges in one-day cricket. A left-handed batsman and correct arm off-break bowler, he produced one first-class hundred years, scoring 101 not really out against Nottinghamshire in July 1984. Andrew also produced a few performances for the Yorkshire Second XI, and using one event dismissed future Britain captain Mike Atherton (after that aged 17) for any duck.In November 2016 Andrew was appointed leader of Sussex Region Cricket Club.

Off the field

Andrew can be an Honorary Chief executive from the rugby charity Wooden Spoon, which increases money for disadvantaged kids and teenagers in the united kingdom and Ireland.

See also

Andrew can be an Honorary Chief executive from the rugby charity Wooden Spoon, which increases money for disadvantaged kids and teenagers in the united kingdom and Ireland.