|Full name||Andrew David Trimble|
|Date of birth||20 October 1984|
|Place of birth||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||15 st 6 lb (98 kg)|
|School(s) attended||Coleraine Academical Institution|
|University(s)||Queen's University Belfast|
|Position(s)||Wing / Centre|
|* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only and
correct as of 11 April 2014.
** Representative team caps and points correct
as of 16 March 2014.
Andrew Trimble (born 20 October 1984) is an Irish rugby union player from Coleraine, County Derry, Northern Ireland. Trimble currently plays club rugby for Ulster and represents Ireland at international level.
He plays at outside centre or on the wing for Ulster Rugby. In April 2006 he signed a new three-year deal with Ulster. Trimble also played club rugby for Ballymena RFC in the AIB League and has represented Ireland Schools and the Ireland U21 team.
Due to a pre-season groin injury, however, he required surgery and missed part of the 2007–08 season. He later underwent a hernia operation. On 30 April 2009, Trimble underwent surgery on his right knee to remove a piece of chipped bone.
Trimble, replacing the injured Brian O'Driscoll, made his debut for the Ireland national rugby union team during the 2005 IRB Autumn Internationals, against Australia. He started again the following week against Romania, securing victory for the Irish with two tries.
Building on his earlier success, Trimble made the 22-man squad for Ireland's 2006 Six Nations Championship opener against Italy. He came on as a second half replacement to score his third try against France, the following week. In the 2007 and 2008, Trimble was a member of the Ireland team for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, and played both on the wing and in the centre. Due to injuries, he missed both Ireland's 2008 and 2009 summer tours.
- Ulster Rugby Player of the Year (2006)
- BT Irish Rugby Union Players Association's newcomer of the year.
Trimble attended Coleraine Academical Institution. After graduating, he attended Queen's University to study physics. After a year however, he dropped out, and decided to study Theology at Belfast Bible College instead. He supports Liverpool F.C.. Trimble married his wife, Anna, in March 2009.
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