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Andy Short Joins Bristol Rugby

Published on 30th January 2013 by Tom Tainton

Worcester Warriors centre moves to Club


Andy Short has become Bristol Rugby’s latest signing, after the talented back agreed terms to move to the Club ahead of the 2013/14 campaign, which will keep him at the Club for at least two seasons.

The 21 year-old – who has represented England at U18, U19 and U20 level – joins from Worcester Warriors.

Short made twenty-seven appearances at Sixways, following a Club debut versus Bristol in 2010, scoring nine tries.

“I’ve been impressed with Andy since watching him play for the England U20s,” said Head Coach Liam Middleton. “His potential is great, but more importantly his driven and ambitious character fits well with the culture at Bristol.”

“Andy has the ability to play in the centre and on the wing, posing a try-scoring threat through his pace, power and footwork.

“His defence is strong both in the thirteen channel and on the wing. Andy represents a significant strengthening of the Bristol squad for the next two seasons.”

A member of the 2011 England U20s Grand Slam winning side, Short memorably scored four tries against Italy, before representing his country in the Junior World Championships, where he was the starting wing in the final against New Zealand.

He said: “I’m looking forward to representing Bristol Rugby, it’s a Club that have a great reputation for nurturing young players and giving them a platform to perform.

“This is a Club that is moving forward and I’m excited to contribute to that and hopefully help Bristol Rugby achieve success.”