Fred Andrews (rugby union)

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Fred Andrews
Birth nameFrederick Graham Andrews
Date of birth(1864-09-15)15 September 1864
Place of birthSwansea, Wales
Date of death2 June 1929(1929-06-02) (aged 64)
Place of deathGower, Wales
UniversityCheltenham College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Cheltenham College
Swansea RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1884 Wales[1] 2 (0)

Fred Andrews (15 September 1864 – 2 June 1929)[2] was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Swansea Rugby Football Club.

Andrews gained his first international cap, when he was selected to play for Charlie Newman's Wales, against England on 5 January 1884. This was the first rugby international to be played in Yorkshire with the game held at Cardigan Field in Leeds. Although Wales lost the match, it was a landmark game with Wales scoring their first try against England. Andrews was selected for the next match in the 1884 Home Nations Championship, seven days later, this time facing Scotland. Wales lost again, though both Scottish tries were heavily disputed. Andrews was never reselected to represent Wales.

International matches played[edit]



  • Smith, David; Williams, Gareth (1980). Fields of Praise: The Official History of The Welsh Rugby Union. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0766-3.