Andy Beattie (rugby union)

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Andy Beattie
Full name Andrew Beattie
Date of birth (1978-09-06) 6 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth London, England
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kg (18 st 2 lb) [1]
School The Mall School
Hampton School
University Exeter University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Caps (Points)
1997–2001
2001–2012
Exeter Chiefs
Bath
51
209
((80)
(85))
National team(s)
Years Team Caps (Points)
2004–2005 England A ()

Andy Beattie (born 6 September 1978) is an English rugby union footballer. He is a back row forward for Bath.

Beattie was educated at The Mall School, an independent school in Twickenham and at the independent Hampton School, in Middlesex, and at Exeter University, where he gained a degree in Sports Science. In 1997 he was a member of one of England's finest 18 Group sides, together with such players as Iain Balshaw, Mike Tindall, Jonny Wilkinson, Andrew Sheridan and Steve Borthwick.[2] While at Exeter University, between 1997 and 2001, he played for Exeter RFC.[3] After graduating from Exeter University he joined Bath. In 2004, Beattie started every Premiership match including the final against London Wasps at Twickenham.

Beattie has, however, suffered significant injury problems throughout his time at the Recreation Ground and broke his leg while playing for England A against France A on his home ground in early 2005.[4]

He regained full fitness during the summer of 2005 before returning to Bath colours in the autumn of that year.

Beattie signed a new two-year contract with Bath in early 2009.[5]

He is a fan of Arsenal FC.

As of 19 March 2012, Beattie has announced his retirement with immediate effect at the age of 33. Beattie has struggled to come back from an ankle injury he sustained playing against Glasgow in pool 3 of the Heineken Cup in January 2012.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Bath Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wilkinson sends message of good luck on tenth anniversary of tour". RFU. 30 July 2007. Archived from the original on 11 March 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ Green, David (2001-04-18). "Leeds hold on to repel Exeter's fightback". London: Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  4. ^ "Beattie Blow For Bath Rugby". Bath Official Website. 14 February 2005. Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Beattie signs extended Bath deal". BBC. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-21. 

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