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Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson

Andy Robinson OBE
BSc in PE and Sports Science, 1985
PGCE, 1986

Andy Robinson captained Loughborough Students from open-side flanker and went on to play for Bath, England and the British and Irish Lions. During four years at Loughborough he still proudly proclaims that he never lost a UAU (now BUCS) match.

He joined Bath RFC in 1986, captaining the club to Courage League and Pilkington Cup success making his England debut in 1988. He went on to win eight international caps.

In 1989 he was named European Player of the Year and selected for the British and Irish Lions tour to Australia.

On his retirement as a player Andy was appointed Head Coach at Bath taking the club to Heineken Cup success in 1998 with Sir Clive Woodward as his assistant.

In May 2000, he joined an England coaching team containing five Loughborough graduates as Forwards Coach, and played a key role in developing the team that won the World Cup in 2003. Subsequently Andy took over as England Head Coach from 2004-06. He was Assistant Coach on the 2001 British and Irish Lions Tours to Australia and New Zealand, a role he repeated in 2005.

Andy moved to Edinburgh Rugby Club where he successfully served as Head Coach for two years (2007-09). During this time, he was also Joint Coach of Scotland A. In 2009, he was named Head Coach of Scotland.

Still a proud supporter of Loughborough Rugby, his son Ollie has also represented the 1st XV wearing the coveted number 7 shirt.