Lloyd Andy

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger

Andy Lloyd

Position: No 8

Born: 9th April 1981 in Swansea





Honours: Wales (1 cap)

Debut game: 17th August 1999 v Keynsham

Competitive Debut: 21st May 2000 v Leicester Tigers (replacement for Ben Sturnham)

Final game: 13th April 2003 v Saracens

Number of Appearances: 31

Career details:

Welsh international number 8 Andy Lloyd was a Bath Academy player that came through the ranks and made his debut at Welford Road, Leicester. Andy came on as a replacement late in the second half of a 25pts-43pts defeat on the final day of the season in May 2000, a result that brought to an end Bath Rugby’s fifteen match winning run. The Tigers had been crowned Champions and duly celebrated with a fine performance, capped by a hat trick of tries from England flanker Neil Back. Andy consolidated his place in the first team squad the following season appearing in nine matches, although six of those were as a replacement. His tireless work at the base of the scrum caught the eye of the Welsh selectors, and at the end of the year he was chosen to go on the full Wales tour to Japan. Andy made his international debut in the Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Ground in Osaka, in a back row alongside club colleague Gavin Thomas and Geraint Lewis. Wales ripped the Japanese apart and Andy had the pleasure of crossing for a try on debut in a 64pts-10pts rout. Gavin Thomas also scored and Neath wing Shane Williams equalled the Welsh record of four tries in an international. 2001/2002 was a disappointment for Andy who managed just one substitute appearance as an injury to his back forced him to miss most of the campaign. He made a welcome return to action at the start of the 2002/2003 season in the pre-season clash with Bridgend at the Brewery Field where he played at number eight. Andy’s chances were once again limited though and further injuries blighted the remainder of his time at the club. He left at the end of the 2003 season and signed for the Neath-Swansea Ospreys in a bid to re-kindle his international career.

ales Record: 1 cap: 2001 – Jap (1)

Wales Points: 5 – 1t

A. Lloyd











5 – 1t



5 – 1t

Signed From: Bath Rugby Academy

Transferred To: Neath-Swansea Ospreys

Also Played For: None

This page was added on 15/12/2014.

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