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Andrew Henderson

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Andrew Henderson
Muffles
Position
Centre
Weight
102kg
Height
1.93m
DoB
3rd Feb 1980
Age
34
Club
West
Statistics
Games
13
Started
5
Tries
Penalties
Conversions
Drop Goals
Form
Injured
Team and League Statistics
Andy is a former pupil of Lenzie Academy and is one of Glasgow's longest serving players.

He made a scoring debut for Scotland when he claimed the fourth try following his introduction as a second-half replacement in the 32-10 win against Ireland in September 2001.

Andy's second international try also was as a replacement, when he scored against the United States in San Francisco in June. He enjoyed his first start for Scotland in the February victory against Italy, and he kept his place for the visit to Ireland two weeks later. He was then omitted from the squad, but he went on to play for Scotland A against the Welsh at Wrexham in April.

Andy was a member of the Scotland under-21 squad who took part in the SANZAR tournament in New Zealand in June 2000. He helped the Scottish Students to third place in the Students' World Cup in Italy in August 2000, and he played for the Scotland XV in the non-cap match against the Barbarians at Murrayfield in May 2001.

He was in the 1999 Glasgow Thistles' youth development squad in New Zealand, and he went on to become the first of those youngsters to be capped by Scotland when he made that try-scoring debut against Ireland in September.

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    Posted by Gordon on January 19, 2004 11:33 PM | Reply to this comment

    Very well deserved man of the match award on Friday. Hopefully playing himself into the Scottish No.12 jersey

    Posted by pete on January 20, 2004 12:27 PM | Reply to this comment

    Couldn't agree more gordon I thought he was fantastic against sarries as he has been since he came back from the world cup.With all the hoorah over laneys form this season Henderson has kept on producing consistently good performances. I hope he hangs on to the scotland no 12 jersey!

    Posted by Gordon on January 20, 2004 08:04 PM | Reply to this comment

    Comment from Matt Williams

    "I was also very impressed on Friday by the performance Andy Henderson put in for Glasgow. He's risen to the challenge and has trained very well here."

    Posted by McClair on February 17, 2004 07:41 PM | Reply to this comment

    Andy Henderson is too slow to play on the wing, to slow to play for Glasgow and to slow to play for Scotland. Plus he missed two important tackles against the Welsh. Back to amateur Rugby for you, chinless.

    Posted by Gordon on February 17, 2004 08:44 PM | Reply to this comment

    There were plenty of tackles missed on Saturday and I don't think Andy's future is on the wing, but he is a very good inside centre who can get better.

    Posted by McClair on February 19, 2004 08:03 PM | Reply to this comment

    Oh come on, you have to admit that Henderson is too slow to play for Scotland in any position. Almost all centres nowadays are big, strong guys but the have to have speed of thought and speed off the mark, like Brian O'Driscoll. I'm afraid that Andy is not in the same class as even Christain Stoica of Italy or Phillip Eloff of the USA when it comes to attacking.

    Posted by Gordon on February 19, 2004 08:28 PM | Reply to this comment

    Unfortunately BODs are thin on the ground - especially in Scotland.

    I thought Andy showed up well in South Africa and in a couple of WC games. He's not quick but he is strong and stands up well as we saw in the Sarries game. Whether that is the kind of inside centre Williams wants is another thing.

    Posted by Robbie on February 20, 2004 06:32 PM | Reply to this comment

    I would say that Andy Henderson can only really cope against weaker teams. When he faces a tougher, more organised defence, he seems out of his depth entirely. I agree that good (outside) centres are not growing on trees here, but there are a few players who look as though they could make a decent fist of it. Graeme Morrison, Sean Lamont, Gareth Morton or Ben Hinshelwood for example.

    Posted by Stephen on March 14, 2004 10:54 AM | Reply to this comment

    Don't think that Andy's that bad, just a bit slow, that's all!

    Posted by Robbie on March 20, 2004 08:17 PM | Reply to this comment

    How come Matt Williams persists with handless Andy? He claims he provides "direction", which could be no further from the truth. Bring in Alan Bulloch or someone who has more heart than Henderson.

    Posted by JK on March 20, 2004 08:42 PM | Reply to this comment

    You don't see to have much time for Andy Henderson do you?
    You've questioned his skills. Fair enough, they're open to debate.
    Now you've mentioned "heart". Can't say I've noticed any lack of heart on Andy's part. Perhaps you can come up with some examples?
    Or mabye, as far as you're concerned, it doesn't really matter what Andy does.

    Posted by Robbie on March 23, 2004 09:44 AM | Reply to this comment

    I was at the Scotland-England and Scotland-France games and it seems that there is no spark in the midfield. Ok that isn't all Henderson's fault, but his lack of edge or anticipation does hinder swift attacks to catch the opposition shorthanded out wide. Isn't it the job of top international centres to create chances like this, or is it the case that all we can do is crash-ball any moves we do create to death?

    Posted by Robbie on March 23, 2004 07:41 PM | Reply to this comment

    Look, I don't dislike Andy, I'm sure he's trying his guts out, but after the France match, we really need change and not just in the centres. It was depressing to see our team lose so badly - we must improve!

    Posted by JK on March 23, 2004 07:56 PM | Reply to this comment

    Absolutely, it was awful. It was just when you mentioned lack of heart. It's one thing Andy can't be accused of. Perhaps that makes Sunday's result even more depressing. I don't think there was a lack of effort, just skills and ability.

    Posted by Robbie on March 23, 2004 08:34 PM | Reply to this comment

    Thanks for clearing that up :)

    Posted by Chris on April 16, 2004 09:45 AM | Reply to this comment

    Henderson is just not International material and never will be. He is the classic 'journeyman' Scottish Rugby must be in some mess to keep picking him and another big lump for that matter, Danielli, who week in week out for Bath turns into a lump of Jelly. You can have him 'up there'

    Posted by Don on March 29, 2004 09:20 PM | Reply to this comment

    What do people think of Andy and Tom Philip at the moment? Andy better than Laney, or is he international class at all?

    Posted by j. brown on March 31, 2004 12:03 PM | Reply to this comment

    Andys done pretty well over the six nations and has been in great form for us over the season. Hope Matt sticks with tom and Andy as I dont think there is anyone better. I think Andy has shown in parts of matches he is every bit an international player but he needs to string three or four matches where he is playing at his best to cement this. For example he played really well in parts of the England, France, and Ireland games! Overall I think he has done well considering he has been switched about position wise constantly.

    Posted by big jim on April 11, 2004 10:35 AM | Reply to this comment

    dont you think andy has been very quiet but very key when he has played for scotland? he really should have started in the england game.

    Posted by Don on April 12, 2004 08:50 PM | Reply to this comment

    Someone put their Scotland backline up so this is mine: 15 Paterson (at the moment) 14 Webster 13 Hinshelwood 12 Philip 11 Lamont 10 Parks 9 Cusiter.

    Posted by big jim on April 12, 2004 11:18 PM | Reply to this comment

    ok im sorry but hinshelwood is not as good as henderson andmy backline(sean lamont comments) is the way through

    Posted by Don on April 13, 2004 08:02 PM | Reply to this comment

    Tommy Hayes said this week that Ben Hinshelwood is a very capable centre, and he's having a good season as one of Worcester's star players. He might not be a classic "crash ball" inside centre but he has a bit more flair and is a bigger try scoring threat - when played in his proper position. MW would be unreasonable not to take him on this summers tour.

    Posted by j. Smith on April 15, 2004 11:05 AM | Reply to this comment

    Andy is a far better player than Hinshelwood is! Williams should stick with Andy and Tom Philip in the centre. Di rollo looks like he could be in with a chance as well but he needs to get bigger as his tackling (or attempted tackles) verge on the embarassing. Hinshelwood also plays at 13 for worcester and is not as good as the 3 players mentioned before.

    Posted by Robbie on April 15, 2004 07:14 PM | Reply to this comment

    What about Stephen Cranston of the Borders? He should start to be encouraged to push himself for a Scotland place in the future.

    Posted by Gavin on July 6, 2004 08:40 AM | Reply to this comment

    I think Andy played a starring role in the recent 2 test match series with against the Australians recently. I believe Andy can grow from strength to strength as a player as a player and has earnt his place in the starting line up.

    Posted by hugues on August 27, 2004 01:12 AM | Reply to this comment

    Comment from a french guy who follows the scottish game.
    I've read names like Hinshelwood, Laney...
    Henderson is better and better in the national side, i think he is strong enough to be international.
    He is very brave on the field

    Posted by John on February 10, 2005 09:35 AM | Reply to this comment

    Andy has played consistently well this season for Glasgow. He should be starting for Scotland.

    Posted by A on May 2, 2005 08:48 PM | Reply to this comment

    I'm in my 5th year at Lenzie Academy at the moment and i just thought i would let you know that they DON'T SUPPORT GIRLS RUGBY. My friends and myself included WOULD play rugby (we are actually dying to) BUT the fact that we are girls means we can't and it's all down to the fact that the Boys 1st fifteen team complained that girls shouldn't be playing!! If it wasn't for them then the coach would be taking us after school and letting us play!! DISCRIMINATION!!!!!!

    Posted by K on September 9, 2005 11:02 PM | Reply to this comment

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me why Andy is called Muffles??

    Posted by j.smith on October 17, 2005 11:10 AM | Reply to this comment

    Apparently because of a dodgy haircut he had at school that covered his ears like ear muffs!

    Posted by K on October 17, 2005 09:55 PM | Reply to this comment

    Thanks j smith :)

    Posted by John on November 28, 2005 12:08 PM | Reply to this comment

    The big guy has played great this autumn along with the rest of the glasgow boys.

    Posted by jamesy on February 6, 2006 05:25 PM | Reply to this comment

    Immense!

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