Andrew Bishop rugby player
Andrew Bishop rugby player

Andrew Bishop

7th Aug 1985 1.83m/94kg Coach

Having made his debut for the Ospreys against Borders as a 19-year old back in February 2005, Bishop established himself as an almost constant fixture in the Ospreys team, playing a big part in four league wins and touching down at Twickenham to help the Ospreys secure the EDF Energy Cup with victory over Leicester Tigers in 2008.

He played in both the PRO12 Final wins over Leinster in Dublin, in 2010 and 2012 and, having become the ninth player to reach 100 Ospreys caps when he led the team out against Leinster at the Liberty in September 2009, he made his 200th appearance on the opening day of the 2014/15 season, against Treviso at the Liberty,

A model of consistency throughout his career, Bishop shares the record for the most Ospreys appearances in a season with 29, a total he achieved on two separate occasions, 2006/07 and 2011/12, both years that saw the Ospreys win the league. He scored 10 tries for the Ospreys, with his final appearance coming off the bench in a 31-20 win over Ulster at the Liberty Stadium last December.

In addition, Bishop was capped at all age-grade levels by Wales before winning his first senior cap on the South Africa tour of 2008. In total, he played 16 times for his country, his final appearance coming against the Barbarians in 2012.

In 2015 at the age of 30-year old, he hung up his boots after 209 games in an Ospreys shirt, putting him second in the all-time appearance list (at the time) for the region, one of only two players to have broken the 200 cap landmark along with Duncan Jones who retired earlier this year.

He has since moved into coaching and is currently working as the skills coach.


ospreys Ospreys
2004 - present
wales Wales
Outside Centre
2008 - 2012