Andy Goode

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Andy Goode
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Full name Andrew James Goode
Date of birth (1980-04-03) 3 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb)[1]
School King Henry VIII School, Coventry
Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half, Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1998–2002
2002–03
2003–08
2008–10
2010
2010–13
2013–
Leicester Tigers
Saracens
Leicester Tigers
CA Brive
Sharks
Worcester Warriors
London Wasps
42
30
78
36
5
69
(140)
(319)
(1025)
(316)
(28)
(677)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–09 England 17 (107)

Andrew James Goode (born 3 April 1980) is a rugby union footballer who plays fly-half (and occasionally fullback) for London Wasps and he is a former England player

Youth career[edit]

Born 3 April 1980 in Coventry, Goode attended King Henry VIII School in Coventry and Bromsgrove School in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. He started playing rugby union at the age of five at Barkers Butts, before moving to Nuneaton at 12.[2] Up until then he had played at scrum half but soon found out he enjoyed the game better at fly-half. He also played for Warwickshire and the Midlands. He joined Coventry aged 16.

In 1998 Goode was selected to play for England Schools U18 and has since represented England at U21 level, playing at the 2000 SANZAR tournament in New Zealand.

International[edit]

Goode played five times for England A in 2001 and 2002. He has also played 14 times for England.

Goode made his England début as a replacement for Charlie Hodgson in the 2005 Six Nations victory over Italy, in which he also scored his first points from a conversion.

Just before the 2009 Six Nations, Goode was called up to train with the England team and was subsequently named in the starting line-up for the match against Italy.[3] Goode went on to score the opening try of the 2009 Six Nations and converted it himself ending the match with 16 points. While playing against Argentina Saturday, 6 June 2009 he scored 22 points against Argentina at Old Trafford. He then scored 17 points against them in the match in Salta.

Club[edit]

Goode joined Leicester Tigers as a youngster, despite his youth he played a substantial part in Tigers record four successive Premiership titles and also won two Heineken Cup winners medals. Goode started the 2001 final[4] and was an unused replacement in the 2002 final.[5] He later moved to Saracens and after moved back to his old club Leicester in 2003.

Goode was nominated for Player of the Season 2004-5[6] and the PRA Players' Player of the Year.[7] He also ended the season voted player of the year by the Leicester Tigers members and players[8] and in March 2008, Goode became the all-time leading points scorer in the English Premiership, overtaking Jonny Wilkinson.[9]

Following Leicester's 07/08 season, Goode was left Welford Road and signed for French club CA Brive. Goode had a very impressive start in the Top 14, scoring 235 points in his first season, making him the second highest point scorer in the 2008–09 Top 14 season.

He spent the early part of 2010 on loan to South African Super 14 franchise, the Sharks. He made his Sharks debut off the bench against the Crusaders, but was sin-binned six minutes from full-time in this game following a head high tackle on Dan Carter.[10]

In February 2010, Goode signed with then English Premiership side Worcester Warriors. He joined the side in the summer, in preparation for the new season starting in September 2010.

Goode scored a try, two conversions, a penalty and a drop-goal in leading Worcester Warriors to victory in the second leg of the Championship final against Cornish Pirates. This guaranteed promotion to the English Premiership for the 2011/2012 season.

He returned to Welford Road in April 2012 for the match against Leicester Tigers but was sent off in the first half after hitting his old team Tom Croft high and late with his arm.[11] Despite this performance, Andy Goode's consistent kicking performances were important in ensuring they ended the season above London Wasps and Newcastle Falcons.

On 5 March 2013 it was announced that Goode would join London Wasps from the start of the 2013/2014 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – Worcester Warriors". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Andy Goode England Profile". RFU. 26 November 2006. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "England recall for fly-half Goode". The BBC. 3 February 2009. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "European glory seals Leicester treble". BBC. 19 May 2001. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Leicester hang on to defend Heineken crown". espn.co.uk. 25 May 2002. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Zurich Premiership awards nominees". Zurich Premiership. 26 April 2005. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Corry handed top PRA honour". RBS 6Nations. 12 May 2005. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  8. ^ Kahn, Howard (28 April 2005). "Tigers No.10 Goode in The Awards Again". Leicestertigers.com. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  9. ^ Stephens, Paul (16 March 2008). "Record-breaker Andy Goode stars for Leicester". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Late surge helps Crusaders maul Sharks". stuff.co.nz. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  11. ^ Goode, Andy. "Red card embarassment". Living Rugby. Retrieved April 2012. 

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