Andrew Lewis (rugby player)

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Andrew Lewis
Birth nameAndrew Leighton Paul Lewis
Date of birth (1973-06-13) 13 June 1973 (age 46)
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop/Hooker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992-2004
2003-2005
Cardiff RFC
Cardiff Blues
234
26
70
5
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996-2002 Wales 29 0

Andrew Leighton Paul Lewis (born 13 June 1973) is a former Welsh international rugby union player who went to school at Christ College, Brecon. Lewis made 29 appearances for the national team, and spent his entire club playing career at Cardiff, firstly at Cardiff RFC and then at Cardiff Blues following the introduction of regional rugby in Wales.

Lewis joined the Cardiff RFC team in 1992. He was first called up to the Wales national team in August 1995 as part of the squad for Wales' tour of South Africa.[1] His début for Wales came in 1996 against Italy. He played his initial games for Wales as prop, but at the instigation of Wales coach Graham Henry, switched to the position of hooker.[2] He was included in Wales' squad for the 1999 Rugby World Cup, and played in three matches as a replacement.[3] His final appearance for Wales was as a replacement against Romania in November 2002.

He played for Cardiff in the 1996 Heineken Cup Final loss to Toulouse, and was a member of the squad that won the 1999–2000 Welsh-Scottish League title.

Despite plans to retire from rugby at the end of the 2004-05 season, Lewis finished his playing career in early 2005 after taking medical advice.[4]

Outside of rugby, Lewis joined wealth management firm Brewin Dolphin in 2003.[5] In July 2017 Lewis joined Investment Management Firm Brooks Macdonald, following the opening of their first Office in Wales. https://citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/news/brooks-hires-ex-brewin-cardiff-director-promising-welsh-hire-spree/a1037986

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrew Lewis Joins Welsh Rugby Squad". The Independent. 20 August 1995.
  2. ^ "Lewis gets Wales call". BBC Sport Online. 29 October 2002.
  3. ^ "Player:Andrew Lewis (Wales)". ESPN Scrum.
  4. ^ Griffiths, Gareth (5 March 2005). "Medical advice leads Lewis to retire early". South Wales Echo.
  5. ^ Barry, Sion (27 June 2012). "Former Welsh international Andrew Lewis promotion at Brewin Dolphin". Wales Online.