Andrew Ellis rugby player
Andrew Ellis rugby player

Andrew Ellis

21st Feb 1984 1.83m/89kg Scrum Half

Ellis has been the first choice halfback for the Crusaders since his debut season in 2006. He remains one of the standout players of this competition with his fast, aggressive, efficient and intelligent playing style.

A member of the Rugby World Cup winning All Black side in 2011, Ellis was unlucky to miss selection in 2012.

He made his All Black debut against England at Twickenham in 2006 and was also a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup side. After being in and out of the NZ squad a solid season for the Crusaders in the 2015 super Rugby Championship saw a recall for the consistent half back.

In May 2016, Ellis announced his retirement from the Super Rugby league to commit to Kobelco Steelers in Japan.

(LS May 2016)


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