Andrew Higgins (rugby union)

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Andy Higgins
Full name Andrew Higgins
Date of birth (1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth Epping, Essex, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 85 kg (13 st 5 lb)
School Christ's Hospital
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Winger
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1999-2001
2001-2003
2003-2009
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
Worcester Warriors
Bristol Rugby
Bath Rugby
Exeter Chiefs
Sale Sharks
Newcastle Falcons
23
26
76
4
10
(50)
(25)
(90)
(5)
(10)

Andrew Higgins born 13 July 1981 in Epping, Essex, England is a rugby union player for Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.

Higgins' position of choice is as a Centre or Wing

Higgins, along with Alex Crockett and Michael Lipman resigned from Bath on 1 June 2009 prior to an internal disciplinary meeting at the club.[1][2] Allegations of refusing to take drug tests - which the players deny - caused the RFU to investigate and they announced on 17 June that the 3 players and Justin Harrison would face an RFU disciplinary panel charged with "conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game".[3]

Higgins played for newly promoted side, Exeter Chiefs, during the 2010/11 season.[4] On 23 May 2012, Higgins left Exeter Chiefs to join with Newcastle Falcons.[5] On 7 October 2013, Higgins is forced to retire from rugby due to his serious knee injury.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Tim (1 June 2009). "Bath rugby statement". Bath Rugby. Archived from the original on 11 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  2. ^ "High profile Bath trio quit club". The BBC. 1 June 2009. Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Ex Bath quartet to face RFU panel". BBC Sport. 17 June 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  4. ^ "Exeter Chiefs sign ex-Bath wing Andy Higgins". BBC Sport. 28 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Andy Higgins left Exeter Chiefs to join Newcastle Falcons". Tyne and Wear. 23 May 2012. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Andy Higgins retires". BBC Sport. 7 October 2013. 

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