Andrew Moore (rugby player)

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Not to be confused with Andy Moore, the scrum-half who also played for Wales.

Andrew Moore
Full name Andrew Paul Moore
Date of birth (1974-01-25) 25 January 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Grantham, England
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 113 kg (17 st 11 lb)
School St Joseph's R C High School, Wrexham.
Yales 6th Form Wrexham.
University Swansea Institute of Higher Education
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)

Wrexham RFC
Cardiff Blues


National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1995–2002 Wales 26 (0)

Andrew 'Andy' P Moore is a former Wales international rugby union player. A lock forward, he played his club rugby for Swansea RFC, Bridgend RFC[1] and Cardiff Blues and was in the Wales squad for the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Moore captained Wales on two occasions in 2001, winning both matches.[citation needed]

Playing career[edit]

Moore played football as a goalkeeper and was capped at Under 18 level at football after 3 years with Crewe Alexander FC Youth Centre of Excellence and trails at Manchester United.[citation needed] He switched to rugby and gained caps at Under 18, Youth, Under 19, Under 21, Wales A and was capped at the age of 21 for Wales against South Africa in 1995 in Johannesburg.[citation needed] Moore signed professional contracts with Swansea RFC and the WRU in 1995, winning 4 league title and 2 National Cups with Swansea. In 2002 he moved to Bridgend RFC winning the league title before moving to the Cardiff Blues in 2003 captaining the side several times. His career was cut short at the age of 30 with a neck injury while at the Cardiff Blues in 2004.[citation needed]

After rugby[edit]

Moore ran a successful Property Investment Company from 2003. In 2006 he co-founded, developed and ran an award winning Sales and Marketing Estate Agent specialising on the Bulgarian Property Market.[citation needed] In 2009 he joined a Swiss Holding Company listed on the Frankfurt Open Market, holding the position of Chief Operating Officer. After a year of restructuring and raising funds for development of the business he became Group CEO in 2010.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Moore climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010 as part of the Captains Climb in aid of the Velidre Stepping Stones appeal for lung cancer which raised over £500,000.[citation needed] He is also raising money again for the charity on a sponsored bike ride in the US in 2012.


  1. ^ "Moore leaves the All Whites". BBC Sport. 19 June 2002. Retrieved 30 January 2010.