Andy Titterrell

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Andy Titterrell
Date of birth (1981-01-10) 10 January 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Dartford, Kent, England
Height 5 ft 8 ins (1.73 m)
Weight 14 st 11 lbs (94 Kg)
School Hugh Christie Technology College
Sevenoaks School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker and Flanker
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)


2001–2007
2007–2009
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
Saracens
Waterloo
Sale Sharks
Gloucester Rugby
Leeds Carnegie
Sale Sharks(loan)
Edinburgh
London Welsh


122
45
17
2
20
0


(35)
(10)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2004–07
2005
England
British and Irish Lions
5 (0)

Andrew James Titterrell (born 10 January 1981 in Dartford, England) is a former rugby union player who played at hooker and previously for England.

Career[edit]

Titterrell was educated at the Hugh Christie Technology College in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks School and started playing rugby union at the age of seven at Sevenoaks which also nurtured England prop David Flatman and Sevens specialist Tony Roques.

After learning the game in Kent, he had spells with Saracens and Waterloo before joining Sale Sharks in 2001. His first game for Sale was against French club Auch in 2001. Capped by England at schoolboy and U21 level, he was first capped for England A against Ireland A in 2002. He caught the eye of Clive Woodward with a dynamic display on his first start for England A against Scotland A in March 2002. He gained his second A cap against Italy A in 2003 and was involved in the Churchill Cup success in Canada. He won a place in the England Elite Player Squad for 2003.

In 2004, Titterrell earned England A selection against France A in their narrow defeat in Perpignan. He took part in the 2004 senior Summer tour, earning his first senior cap, coming off the bench against the All Blacks in Auckland. He added another when coming on as a replacement against Canada in November 2004. In 2005 Titterrell was a surprise selection for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand ahead of more experienced players.

In the 2005–06 Guinness Premiership, Titterrell played every game for Sale Sharks and was a key catalyst for the team's Final victory in May.[1] Titterrell only missed 1 game during the whole season for the Sharks which was against the Llanelli Scarlets in the Powergen Cup.

On 3 April 2007, Titterrell joined Gloucester Rugby on a three-year deal.

On 12 April 2009, It was announced that Titterrell had been released by Gloucester. But subsequently in November 2009 he joined Leeds Carnegie on a three-month contract that was later renewed until the end of the season. On 14 December 2011, Titterell rejoined Sale Sharks on a loan deal from Leeds Carnegie. Following his loan deal from Sale Sharks, Andy Titterrell signed a one-year contract to join Edinburgh Rugby ahead of 2012/13 season.[2] On 31 May 2013, after his release from Edinburgh, Titterrell signed for London Welsh ahead of the 2013/14 season.[3] However, on 12 February 2014, Titterrell announces his retirement from rugby on medical advice.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sale 45-20 Leicester". BBC. 27 May 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Andy Titterrell signs for Edinburgh Rugby". BBC Sport. 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andy Titterrell signs for London Welsh". Sky Sports. 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Andy Titterrell retires". BBC Sport. 12 February 2014. 

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