Andrew Bishop

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Andrew Bishop
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Full name Andrew Bishop
Date of birth (1985-08-07) 7 August 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Treherbert, Wales
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 15 st 2 lb (96 kg)
Notable relative(s) David Bishop (brother)
Rugby union career
Current status
Current team Ospreys
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2005-2015 Ospreys 209 (50)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2008–2015 Wales 16 (0)
Correct as of 17:00, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Andrew Bishop (born 7 August 1985) is a former Welsh international rugby union player who played for the Ospreys at Centre.

He was a stalwart of the Wales Under 21 Grand Slam victory in 2005. In May 2008 he was selected for the Wales' squad for the 2008 Tour of South Africa, making his debut as a substitute in the 2nd test on 14 June. Wales lost 37–21. He kept his place in the squad throughout the 2008–09 season and on 14 November, he made his first start against Canada. Wales won 34–13. He came on as a replacement in the 18th minute for Jamie Roberts in the match against the Wallabies. Critics thought this would affect Wales but Bishop held his own as Wales won 21–18, the only win that for Northern Hemisphere against one of The Big Three. Bishop then came on as a substitute against Scotland in the Six Nations. He it was his only game time in the tournament, although he was an unused replacement against England. Bishop then started for Wales on their North America tour opener against Canada. The Welsh team were missing players due to the Lions tour and injuries but still won 32–23. Bishop then started against United States. Wales won 48–15.

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national Squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[1] He was on the bench for every game, only coming on against Ireland.

On 8 October Bishop was forced to retire because of a recurring back injury.

Personal life[edit]

His brother David is also a professional rugby union player and is a Wales Under-21 international.

In August 2012 Andrew Bishop was arrested and charged with assault following a late night incident in Cardiff city centre.[2] He was subsequently found guilty of an uprovoked assault and fined[3]

International Caps[edit]

Cap Number Date Team Position Shirt Number Home or Away Venue Result Score
1 14 June 2008  South Africa Substitute 21 Away Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria Loss 21–37
2 14 November 2008  Canada Centre 12 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 34–13
3 29 November 2008  Australia Substitute 22 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 21–18
4 8 February 2009  Scotland Substitute 22 Away Murrayfield, Edinburgh Won 26–13
5 30 May 2009  Canada Centre 12 Away York Stadium, Toronto Won 32–23
6 6 June 2009  United States Centre 12 Away Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Illinois Won 48–15
7 21 November 2009  Argentina Substitute 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 33–16
8 28 November 2009  Australia Substitute 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 12–33
9 13 March 2010  Ireland Substitute 21 Away Croke Park, Dublin Lost 12–27
10 20 March 2010  Italy Substitute 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 33–10
11 19 June 2010  New Zealand Centre 13 Away Carisbrook, Dunedin Lost 9–42
12 6 November 2010  Australia Centre 12 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 16–25
13 13 November 2010  South Africa Substitute 21 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 25–29
14 19 November 2010  Fiji Centre 12 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Drew 16–16
15 27 November 2010  New Zealand Substitute 22 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Lost 25–37
16 2 June 2012 Barbarians Centre 13 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Won 30–21

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