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Rob Andrew's Biography

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Who is Rob Andrew?

Rob Andrew, who was appointed England Rugby Football Union's elite director of rugby in August 2006, was born in Richmond, North Yorkshire on 18 February 1963.

Rob Andrew was a top-class fly-half for Cambridge University, Nottingham, Wasps, and Newcastle, as well as England, for whom he was capped 71 times - twice as captain. Andrew also gained 5 caps for the British Lions.

Andrew had his England debut against Romania in 1985.

Rob Andrew's playing achievements include the Grand Slams with England in 1991, 1992, and 1995.

At the time of his retirement Rob Andrew was England's most capped stand off and had a record number of points (which was overtaken by Jonny Wilkinson).

Rob Andrew was awarded the MBE in 1995.

Before taking on his England role as Rugby Football Union's elite director of rugby, Rob Andrew was the longest serving director of rugby in the English Premiership, having taken charge of the Newcastle Falcons in 1995.

During his time at the helm, Newcastle Falcons won the English Premiership (1998) and twice lifted the Powergen Cup (2001 and 2004). The Falcons also reached the last eight in Europe. Rob Andrew's stint at Newcastle lasted 326 competitive games.

In March 2011, Rob Andrew was made the Rugby Football Union's new director of rugby operations.

He later became CEO of Surrey County Cricket Club.

In 2017, he wrote an autobiography Rugby: The Game of My Life.

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