Andrew Trimble

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Andrew Trimble
Personal information
Full name Andrew David Trimble
Date of birth (1984-10-20) 20 October 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland[1]
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
Club information
Position(s) Wing / Centre
Current club Ulster
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)

2005–
Ballymena RFC
Ulster

179 (300)
Representative teams**
2005– Ireland 55 (75)
* 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,[2] County Derry, Northern Ireland. Trimble currently plays club rugby for Ulster and represents Ireland at international level.

Club career[edit]

He attended Coleraine Academical Institution,[3] where he competed in the Ulster Schools Cup.

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.[4][5]

Due to a pre-season groin injury, however, he required surgery and missed part of the 2007–08 season.[6] He later underwent a hernia operation.[7] On 30 April 2009, Trimble underwent surgery on his right knee to remove a piece of chipped bone.[6]

International career[edit]

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.[4] He started again the following week against Romania, securing victory for the Irish with two tries.[4]

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.[4] Due to injuries, he missed both Ireland's 2008 and 2009 summer tours.[6]

Trimble has scored test tries for Ireland at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, and the 2012 Six Nations Championship.

Awards[edit]

  • Ulster Rugby Player of the Year (2006)[4]
  • BT Irish Rugby Union Players Association's newcomer of the year.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Trimble attended Coleraine Academical Institution.[5] After graduating, he attended Queen's University to study physics.[5] After a year however, he dropped out, and decided to study Theology at Belfast Bible College instead.[5] He supports Liverpool F.C.. Trimble married his wife, Anna, in March 2009.

Trimble is a devout Christian who reads Psalm 84 to prepare before every match.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ireland Squad Profile: Andrew Trimble". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Trimble eyes Irish call up". Coleraine Times. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Player Profiles: Ulster Rugby 1st XV". Ulster Rugby. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Andrew Trimble". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 2010-01-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d O'Brien, John (5 March 2006). "Heaven on earth, but there's better to come". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  6. ^ a b c "Trimble ruled out until next season". Irish Independent. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  7. ^ Kelly, David (4 March 2009). "Trimble targets the best of both worlds". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  8. ^ "Five Top Players on God's Rugby Squad". eden.co.uk. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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