Eddie Andrews

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Eddie Andrews
Full name Edwin Peter Andrews
Nickname Eddie
Date of birth (1977-03-18) 18 March 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth Cape Town, South Africa
Height 6.20 ft (1.89 m)
Weight 18.12 st (115.1 kg)
School Steenberg High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000–2006 Western Province 43 ((5))
Correct as of 25 June 2014
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–2007 Stormers 47 ((20))
Correct as of 25 June 2014
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004–2007 South Africa 23 ((0))
Correct as of 25 June 2014

Edwin Peter Andrews (born 18 March 1977 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a former South African rugby union footballer. His usual position is at prop, and he has played for the Springboks. He played for the Stormers in the Super 14 between 2003 and 2007.

Andrews made his provincial debut for Western Province against Eastern Province in the Currie Cup in 2000. Three seasons later he made his Super 12 debut for the Stormers against the Queensland Reds.

Andrews made his international debut for South Africa on Saturday, the 12 June 2004 in Bloemfontein in a match against Ireland. South Africa won the match 31-17. He also played in the subsequent match against the Irish in Cape Town which was also won by South Africa 25-17. He was also a reserve in the 53-18 win over Wales in Pretoria.

He went on to play against the Pacific Islanders team in Gosford before he was included in the Springboks' 2004 Tri Nations series squad. He played four tests during the series, two tests against the All Blacks and the Wallabies. The Springboks went on to win the Tri Nations that year. He earned another three caps during the end of year tests in the northern hemisphere.

He next played for South Africa on 18 June 2005 in a 30-all draw against France in Durban, as well as playing in subsequent matches against Australia, and then against the All Blacks in the 2005 Tri Nations series. He earned another two caps at the end of the year, playing Argentina in Buenos Aires and France in Paris.

He played in the three 2006 mid-year rugby tests, in the two wins against Scotland and the loss to France. He was then named in the Springboks' 2006 Tri Nations series squad.

He retired from professional rugby in 2007 due to spinal stenosis which was complicated by a recurring back injury. During this time he founded a non-profit organisation, Joshua Foundation with Stormers team mate Tonderai Chavhanga.

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