Andy Craig

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Andy Craig
Full name Andrew Craig
Date of birth (1976-03-16) 16 March 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth St Helens, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 91.5 kg (14 st 6 lb)
Rugby league career
Position Centre
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1993–96 Wigan
Swinton
Halifax
25 (12)
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1999 Scotland 2 (0)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position inside centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2000-04
2004-05
2005-06
Orrell
Glasgow
Leeds Tykes
80

3
(295)

(0)
correct as of 11 July 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003-05 Scotland 23 (40)
correct as of 11 July 2014.

Andrew "Andy" Craig (born 16 March 1976)[1] is an English born Scottish rugby union footballer who plays at outside centre. He played for Glasgow, Leeds Tykes and Scotland.

Craig previously represented Scotland at rugby league, playing for Wigan, Halifax, Widnes and Swinton. He switched to rugby union joining Orrell in 2000, before moving to Glasgow in the summer of 2004. He then moved to Leeds Tykes for the 2005/2006 season.

Craig earned his first cap for Scotland on Saturday, 15 June 2002 against Canada in Vancouver. His debut was for a lost cause. The Scots lost 26-23.

Craig was an important member of the Scotland team for the 2003 Six Nations Championship. He played only a handful of games in the 2004 season. His luck changed again in 2005, when under the reign of the Matt Williams he was the starting outside centre. Although it was a disappointing season for Scotland (one win against Italy), Craig scored two tries. One against Wales due to an overlap and one against England after some fine work from Chris Paterson.

Craig suffered a setback after picking up an injury during the 2005/6 season for Glasgow. He returned to action for a few games after his injury and subsequently scored a try in one of his games. Craig, however, had not been considered by Frank Hadden for the Scotland team for the Autumn Internationals and the 2006 Six Nations Championship.

2006 Season[edit]

Craig decided to move from full-time rugby to semi-professional rugby. Lured by the prospect of managing a plumbing career whilst playing rugby, Craig decided to join Sedgley Park.

Retirement[edit]

Craig now runs a full-time plumbing and heating contraction company based in Warrington.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Craig player profile ESPN Scrum.com

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