John Andress

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John Andress
Date of birth (1984-01-20) 20 January 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 116 kg (18 st 4 lb; 256 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead prop
Current team Connacht
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2009
2009–2011
2011–2012
2012–14
2014–2016
2016
2016–
Exeter
Harlequins
Exeter
Worcester
Edinburgh
Munster
Connacht
44
41
15
47
53
0
5
(25)
(5)
(0)
(0)
(5)
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 8 January 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009 Ireland A 1 (0)
Correct as of 13 February 2009

John Andress (born 20 January 1984) is a rugby union player from Ireland. He plays as a prop. Andress currently plays for Irish provincial side Connacht in the Pro12, having joined as temporary injury cover in December 2016.

Early life[edit]

He attended Campbell College, Belfast.

Career[edit]

Andress, who has played for Ireland at both A and Under-21 level, originally joined Exeter Chiefs in 2007 and made 44 appearances before moving to Harlequins in 2009. He returned to Exeter in 2011 and impressed as the Chiefs enjoyed another strong campaign, finishing fifth in the Aviva Premiership. Andress then joined another Aviva Premiership team, Worcester Warriors, in 2012, before moving to Scottish Pro12 side Edinburgh Rugby in 2014.[1]

In March 2016, it was announced that Andress would be joining Edinburgh's Pro12 rivals, Irish province Munster, for the 2016–17 season.[2] He announced his retirement from rugby union in December 2016, having not played for Munster in his time there.[3] Later that month however Andress joined another Irish province, Connacht, as temporary injury covery.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edinburgh sign Worcester prop John Andress". BBC Sport. 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Squad & Contract Update". munsterrugby.ie. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Andress To Call It A Day" (Press release). Munster Rugby. 15 December 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Former Irish international added to the Connacht coaching ticket for the remainder of the season". The42. 28 December 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017. Lam said that they were looking at a number of options, including prop John Andress, who announced his retirement from the game just a few weeks ago having not played for Munster since joining them during the summer. 
  5. ^ "Injury-ravaged Connacht make 4 changes ahead of meeting with table toppers Munster". The42. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 8 January 2017. New recruit John Andress is named on the bench after the prop agreed a short-term contract, as Lam trues to manage numerous injury setbacks to his squad. 

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