Andrew Thomas Blades, (born 4 June 1967), was a rugby union player for Australia from 1992 to 1999. Andrew was first chosen for the Wallabies match 22 in 1992 against the All Blacks but did not get on the field. Later that year he toured with the Wallabies to South Africa and the United Kingdom playing in non test matches. His first Test Cap was not achieved until 1996 against Scotland. His last game for Australia was their victory over France in final of the 1999 Rugby World Cup.[1] After retiring from playing he became a coach, leading the Newcastle Falcons for two years before becoming the forwards coach for the Wallabies.[2]

Andrew Blades
Coach Andrew Blades (1).jpg
Birth nameAndrew Thomas Blades
Date of birth (1967-06-04) 4 June 1967 (age 52)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight110 kg (243 lb)
SchoolKillara High School
UniversityUniversity Of Technology - Kuringgai
Notable relative(s)Cameron Blades
Rugby union career
Position(s) Coach
Current team No current team
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1986-1994
1995
1996-1999
Gordon RFC
Souths Rugby
Gordon RFC
()
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992-1994
1996-1999
1995
NSW Waratahs
NSW Waratahs
Queensland Reds
49

11
(4)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1992-1999  Australia 32

His brother Cameron, was also an Australian rugby union representative player.

Coach Andrew Blades in 2014

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