Gomarsall Andy MBE

by Geoff Pillinger

Andy C T Gomarsall

Position: Scrum Half

Born: 24th July 1974 in Durham



Education: Bedford School


Honours: England (35 caps), Barbarians (11 caps)

Debut game: 23rd January1999 v Bedford (replacement for Steve Hatley)

Final game: 6th February 1999 v Wasps

Number of Appearances: 3

Career details:

Andy Gomarsall, who has 35 caps for England and six tries to his name for his country, had the briefest of Bath Rugby careers answering a call from the club during the scrum half crisis of 1998/1999. The energetic, bustling half back arrived on loan from London Wasps and proceeded to make just three appearances in the Blue, White and Black during a short spell. Indeed he only ever started one match for the club, with the other two appearances coming as a replacement. Gomarsall made his Bath Rugby debut as a replacement for Steve Hatley in a comfortable 30-17 win over the Bedford Blues at Goldington Road. Andy went on to play further matches against London Wasps  (as a replacement) and his one and only start came in the 30-13 home win in a friendly against Bristol. After his loan period had expired, Andy returned to Loftus Road, but spent most of the rest of the season on loan at, ironically, the Bedford Blues. After failing to establish himself with London Wasps, and following Bedford’s relegation, Andy moved to Gloucester, where he enjoyed an excellent spell regaining his spot in the England side for the 2003 Rugby World Cup where he appeared in two matches, against Georgia (as a replacement) and from the start against Uruguay. Andy is also a Barbarian having donned the famous jersey on eleven occasions, scoring three tries and was awarded an MBE in 2004 for his part in England’s RWC victory.

Bath Rugby Appearances: 1998/1999: 1(2)

England Record: 20 caps: 1996 – Ita, Arg, 1997 – Sco, Ire, Fra, Arg (2 – rep), 2000 – Ita (rep), 2002 – Arg, SA (rep), 2003: Fra (1), Wal (1 – rep), Wal (2), Fra (2 – rep), Geo (WC – rep), Uru (WC), 2004 – Ita, Sco, NZ (1 – rep), NZ (2), Aus

England Points: 34 – 6t, 2c

Barbarians Record: 11 caps: 1994 – Bath, New, Lei, 1995 – Lei, 1996 – KPX, KS, 1998 – SAB (1), SAB (2), SAB (3), 2001 – Wal, Eng

Barbarians Points: 15 – 3t

A. Gomarsall







Signed From: London Wasps

Transferred To: London Wasps

Also Played For: Bedford, Gloucester


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