27 Facts About Andy Goode


Andrew James Goode was born on 3 April 1980 and is a sports pundit and retired rugby union player.

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Andy Goode had an 18-year professional career playing over 400 games and scoring over 4,000 points.

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Andy Goode played professionally in England, France and South Africa featuring for Leicester Tigers, Saracens, Worcester Warriors, Wasps and Newcastle Falcons in England's Premiership Rugby, CA Brive in France's Top 14 and for Super Rugby's Sharks in South Africa.

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Andy Goode represented England 17 times between 2005 and 2009 scoring 107 points.

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Andy Goode is the second highest scorer of all time in Premiership Rugby, having previously been the record holder.

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Andy Goode started playing rugby union at the age of five at Barkers Butts, before moving to Nuneaton at 12.

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In 1998 Andy Goode was selected to play for England Schools U18 and represented England at U21 level, playing at the 2000 SANZAR tournament in New Zealand.

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Andy Goode joined Leicester Tigers as a youngster, despite his youth he played a substantial part in the Tigers' record four successive Premiership titles and won two Heineken Cup winners' medals.

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Andy Goode started the 2001 final and was an unused replacement in the 2002 final.

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Andy Goode later moved to Saracens and after moved back to his old club Leicester in 2003.

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Andy Goode ended the season voted player of the year by the Leicester Tigers members and players and in March 2008, Goode became the all-time leading points scorer in the English Premiership, overtaking Jonny Wilkinson.

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Andy Goode won his fifth Premiership medal in 2007, starting the final as Leicester defeated Gloucester.

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Andy Goode spent the early part of 2010 on loan to South African Super 14 franchise, the Sharks.

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Andy Goode made his Sharks debut off the bench against the Crusaders, but was sin-binned six minutes from full-time in this game following a head high tackle on Dan Carter.

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In February 2010, Andy Goode signed with then English Premiership side Worcester Warriors.

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Andy Goode joined the side in the summer, in preparation for the new season starting in September 2010.

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Andy Goode scored a try, two conversions, a penalty and a drop-goal in leading Worcester Warriors to victory in the second leg of the Championship final against Cornish Pirates.

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Andy Goode returned to Welford Road in April 2012 for the match against Leicester Tigers but was sent off in the first half after hitting his old team Tom Croft high and late with his arm.

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However, on 8 September 2015, it was announced Andy Goode would retire due to injury problems without playing a single game for London Irish and was therefore released from his contract.

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On 28 December 2015, after having his injuries treated with a botulinum toxin solution, Andy Goode came out of retirement with the Newcastle Falcons for three months as injury cover for Mike Delaney and Ruki Tipuna.

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Andy Goode made his last appearance for Newcastle on 27 March 2016 and retired for a second time.

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Andy Goode was inducted into Premiership Rugby's Hall of fame in June 2021.

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Andy Goode played five times for England Saxons in 2001 and 2002.

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Andy Goode made his England debut as a replacement for Charlie Hodgson in the 2005 Six Nations victory over Italy, in which he scored his first points from a conversion.

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Just before the 2009 Six Nations, Andy Goode was called up to train with the England team and was named in the starting line-up for the match against Italy.

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Andy Goode went on to score the opening try of the 2009 Six Nations and converted it himself, ending the match with 16 points.

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Andy Goode then scored 17 points against them in the match in Salta.

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