12 Facts About Andrew Sheridan


Andrew John Sheridan was born on 1 November 1979 in Petts Wood, Bromley, England and is a retired English rugby union player who played as a loosehead prop.

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Andrew Sheridan is known for his great physical strength – he is a near-elite class powerlifter and able to bench press 225 kilograms and squat 275 kilograms.

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Andrew Sheridan's physique caused problems; slightly short for a lock, he was too heavy to be lifted in the line-out, meaning that if he played there, a tall back row forward had to fill in; he was not mobile enough to play in the back row himself; as a result it was decided to switch him to loosehead prop, despite his being very tall for that position.

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Andrew Sheridan was switched from lock to loosehead prop by New Zealander Peter Thorburn while at Bristol.

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Andrew Sheridan finally won his first cap for England in November 2004, coming on as a replacement against Canada.

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Andrew Sheridan was somewhat controversially selected for the 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand, as many felt with only one cap to his name he was unlikely to feature heavily.

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Shortly afterwards, Matt Dunning, who was forced to move opposite Andrew Sheridan, was stretchered off after a scrum with what was feared to be a serious neck injury; however, scans showed no structural damage to Dunning's neck.

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Andrew Sheridan faced Carl Hayman of the All Blacks the next Saturday, who gave him a tough time at the scrum by scrumming very low, negating Sheridan's raw power.

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Andrew Sheridan won 'Man of the match' against Australia in the Quarter final of the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

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Andrew Sheridan played the full 80 minutes in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.

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Andrew Sheridan played in two Tests, starting the third and final Test.

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In 2010, Andrew Sheridan recorded and released an acoustic rock album, entitled "Where We Go From Here".

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