Andrew Blowers

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Andrew Blowers
Full name Andrew Francis Blowers
Date of birth (1975-03-27) 27 March 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 16 st 7 lb (105 kg)
School Mount Albert Grammar School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Flanker
New Zealand No. 956
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–98,00
1999
2001–2005

2007–
Blues
Hurricanes
Northampton Saints
Bristol Rugby
34
11
44

8
(70)
(0)


(0)
correct as of 2 September 2007.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Auckland 45
correct as of 2 September 2007.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1996–1999 New Zealand 18 (5)
correct as of 20 February 2007.

Andrew Francis Blowers (born 27 March 1975 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a rugby union player who played for Auckland Blues, Northampton Saints and Bristol. He played for the All Blacks between 1996 and 1999 in which he had played 11 tests and 7 games. His position is flanker.

Bristol announced the signing of the former All Black to boost their push for Heineken Cup qualification following the loss of Dan Ward-Smith to injury.

International career[edit]

Due to Samoan heritage, he started his international career for Samoa with a tour of South Africa. However, not having started a test for the Samoan side, and the then loose international eligibility rules meant that he was available for New Zealand.[1]

Blowers All Black's debut on Tuesday, 6 August 1996 versus Boland Invitation XV at Worcester, scoring on his debut. Four days later he received his first international cap versus South Africa at Cape Town.

After 18 All Black matches he played his final game against Italy on Thursday, 14 October 1999. Of his 11 competitive tests the All Blacks won 10, their only loss coming at the hands of Australia.[1]

Blowers is no longer eligible to play for All Blacks because he no longer plays in New Zealand.

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