Andrew Blades

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Andrew Blades
Coach Andrew Blades (1).jpg
Full name Andrew Thomas Blades
Date of birth (1967-06-04) 4 June 1967 (age 47)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 110 kg (240 lb)
School Killara High School
University University Of Technology - Kuringgai
Notable relative(s) Cameron Blades
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Wallaby Forwards Coach
current team Australian Wallabies
Playing career
Position Prop
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Gordon Rugby Club Sydney (1986 - 1994, 1996-1999),South RUC Brisbane 1995
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
NSW Waratahs (1992 -1994,1996-1999), Queensland Reds 1995 NSW and QLD NSW Waratahs 49, QLD Reds 11 NSW 4pts
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1992-1999  Australia 32

Andrew Thomas Blades, (born 4 June 1967), was an rugby union player for Australia from 1992 to 1999. Andrew was first chosen for the Wallabies match 22 in 1992 against the All Blacks but did not get on the field. Later that year he toured with the Wallabies to South Africa and the United Kingdom playing in non test matches. His first Test Cap was not achieved until 1996 against Scotland. His last game for Australia was their victory over France in final of the 1999 Rugby World Cup.[1] After retiring from playing he became a coach, leading the Newcastle Falcons for two years before becoming the forwards coach for the Wallabies.[2]

His brother Cameron, was also an Australian rugby union representative player.

Coach Andrew Blades in 2014