- Andy Titterrell
Infobox Rugby biography
name = Andy Titterrell
fullname = Andrew James Titterrell
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1981|1|10
Dartford, Kent, England
height = 5 ft 8 ins (1.73 m)
weight = 13 st 7 lbs (86 Kg)
nickname = Tits
other = yes
school = Hugh Christie Technology College
ru_position = Hooker
youthclubs = Sevenoaks
2001 ‐ 07
ru_proclubs = Saracens
ru_nationalteam = England
British and Irish Lions
ru_nationalyears = 2004 ‐
ru_nationalcaps = 5
ru_nationalpoints = (0)
Andrew James Titterrell (born
10 January 1981in Dartford) is a rugby unionplayer who plays at hooker for Gloucester Rugby and England. He is reportedly one of the fittest players in the England squad.
Andy was educated at the Hugh Christie Technology College in
Tonbridgeand Sevenoaks Schooland started playing rugby union at the age of seven at the Sevenoaks club which also nurtured England prop David Flatmanand Sevens specialist Tony Roques.
After learning the game in Kent, he had spells with Saracens and Waterloo before joining
Sale Sharksin 2001. His first game for Sale was against French club Auch in 2001. Capped by England at schoolboy and U21 level and was first capped for England A against Ireland A in 2002. He caught the eye of Clive Woodwardwith a dynamic display on his first start for England A against Scotland A in March 2002. He gained his second A cap against Italy A in 2003 and shared in England's Churchill Cupsuccess in Canada. He won a place in the England Elite Player Squad for 2003.
In 2004 Andy earned England A selection against France A in their narrow defeat in
Perpignan. He took part in the 2004 senior Summer tour, earning his first senior cap, coming off the bench against the All Blacksin Auckland. He added another when arriving as replacement against Canada in November 2004.
In 2005 Titterrell was a surprise selection for the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand ahead of more experienced players, but made little impact as was expected at the time. He has since been dropped by England.
In the 2005/2006
Guinness Premiership, Titterrell played every game for Sale Sharksand was a key catalyst for the teams victory in May. Titterrell only missed 1 game during the whole season for the Sharks which was against Llanelli Scarletsin the Powergen Cup.
On the 3rd April 2007, Titterrell joined
Gloucester Rugbyon a 3 year deal. He is expected to be a great success at the West country club and they hope he can help them to bring home their much wanted European Cup.
* [http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/323_3322.php Gloucester Profile]
* [http://www.salesharks.com/player_info.php?id=19 Sale Profile]
* [http://www.england-rugby.com/englandrugby/index.cfm?fuseaction=News.News_Detail&storyid=15831 England Profile]
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