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Mark Andrews (born 21 February 1972 in Elliot, Eastern Cape (then Cape Province), South Africa) is a former rugby player.

Mark Andrews
Date of birth (1972-02-21) February 21, 1972 (age 47)
Place of birthElliot, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight255 lb (116 kg)
SchoolSelborne College, South Africa
UniversityUniversity of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
Occupation(s)Professional rugby player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock/No.8
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993 Natal University (Maritzburg) ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1993–2002
1996–2002
Sharks (Currie Cup)
Sharks
122
40
(40)
(15)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994–2002 South Africa 77 (60)

He achieved his Junior Springbok colours in waterpolo while still at school. He switched to rugby as his main sport and achieved honours while at school and university. He played for Natal's winning Currie Cup team in 1995 and 1996.

Andrews made his international test debut for South Africa on 11 June 1994 against England in Cape Town. He went on to play 77 test and 13 mid-week games for South Africa. During his test career he scored 12 tries for a tally of 60 test points.

He was part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup winning team alongside another native of Elliot, prop Os du Randt.

External linksEdit

  • "SA Rugby Player Profile – Mark Andrews". South African Rugby Union. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
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