Andrew Harriman

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Andy Harriman
Full name Andrew Tuoyo Harriman
Date of birth (1964-07-13) 13 July 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 12 st 7 lb (80 kg)
School Radley College
University Cambridge University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1988 England 1 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
1993 England 1993 Sevens World Cup

Andrew Tuoyo Harriman (born 13 July 1964 in Lagos) is a former English rugby union player who played as a wing for Harlequins and was capped both as a full international, but was prominent as an exponent of the sevens game..

Early life[edit]

Harriman was born in Nigeria but was educated at Radley College and Magdalene College at Cambridge University where he was a blue in both rugby and athletics in 1985.

Rugby career[edit]

Harriman was known as one of the quickest and most exciting runners of his generation. He scored a vital and brilliantly taken try when Harlequins won the Pilkington Cup against Northampton in May 1991. This was a repeat of his try scoring in the 1988 final when Harlequins lifted the cup having defeated Bristol. In 1988 he won his first and only cap against the touring Australians, which was won 28-19 by England, and thence played for the England 'B' against the Emerging Australians, France and Italy. In 1991 he had an outstanding season scoring 18 tries in 19 appearances for Harlequins.[1]

Rugby Sevens[edit]

Harriman was an exceptional exponent of the sevens game and appeared for Harlequins in three Middlesex finals prior to 1992. In the 1991 event he scored seven tries in four ties. He played for and captained England in their victorious campaign in the inaugural Rugby World Cup Sevens in 1993. He also represented the Barbarians in the Hong Kong sevens tournament in 1991, during which he scored memorable tries in the quarter final against Australia and the semi final against Fiji.

After Rugby[edit]

Harriman is now a London-based property developer.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scotland v Barbarians - 1991, official programme
  2. ^ Times Online How Harriman’s Bentley silenced Best - Lawrence Dallaglio