Andrew Ellis

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Andy Ellis
Full name Andrew Michael Ellis
Date of birth (1984-02-21) 21 February 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 89 kg (14 st 0 lb)
School Burnside High School [1]
University Lincoln University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Scrum-half
New Zealand No. 1068
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2014 – Kobe Steelers 9 (0)
correct as of 26 January 2015.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005–14 Canterbury 125 (114)
correct as of 26 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006 – Crusaders 134 (129)
Current local club University, Christchurch
correct as of 8 May 2015.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– New Zealand 25 (20)
correct as of 14 April 2012.

Andrew "Andy" Ellis (born 21 February 1984) is a New Zealand rugby union player who specialises in the position of scrum-half. He currently plays for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby league and Canterbury in provincial rugby.[2]


In 2005 Ellis played in the New Zealand under-21 side.[3] His Super 14 rookie year saw him oust All Black Kevin Senio from the Crusaders starting line-up. Ellis missed the 2006 Super 14 Final after sustaining a knee injury in the semi-final against the Bulls.[4][5]

Although injury meant Ellis was unavailable for the 2006 All Blacks tests against Ireland and Argentina,[6] he was later named to make his All Black debut against England at Twickenham.[7] For the 2007 Rugby World Cup Ellis was selected ahead of Wellington halfback Piri Weepu.[citation needed]

In 2013 Ellis joined Classic Hits FM Christchurch's breakfast show.

Ellis wasn't selected for the All Blacks Squad after the World Cup in 2011. He continued to play for the {Crusaders Rugby Team} and played 45+ games since then. He has been tipped as a 3rd Halfback for the {2015 Rugby World Cup} with {Tawera Kerr Barlow} out for 9 months

Personal life[edit]

Ellis attended Burnside High School.[8]

He is the eldest of three children to Sue and Greg Ellis. He has 2 siblings, Amanda and Simon.

Ellis married his wife, Emma Bainbridge in 2007, after a seven-year relationship.[9] In December 2009 they had a daughter, Scarlett.


  1. ^ "Canterbury Player Profile". 
  2. ^ "Crusaders Player Profile". 
  3. ^ "New Zealand Under-21 2005 Squad". 
  4. ^ "Crusaders lose Ellis". 
  5. ^ "Crusaders lose Ellis for Super 14 final". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 22 May 2006. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Henry not talking World Cup yet". 
  7. ^ "One newcomer in ABs squad". One Sport. TVNZ. 22 October 2006. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Leggat, David (19 May 2006). "Canterbury's matador". The New Zealand Herald. APN Holdings NZ. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "All Black Andrew Ellis' Seventh-Year Hitch". New Idea. 

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