Andy Gomarsall
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Birth nameAndrew Charles Thomas Gomarsall MBE
Date of birth (1974-07-24) 24 July 1974 (age 48)
Place of birthDurham, England
Height5 ft 10in (1.77 m)
Weight14 st 2 lb (90 kg)
SchoolAudley House Prep School
Bedford School
ChildrenOlivia, Indianna Gomarsall (twin daughters) and Grace.
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Leeds Carnegie


Correct as of 20:26, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1996–2008 England 35 (37)
Correct as of 20:26, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Andrew Charles Thomas Gomarsall MBE (born 24 July 1974, in Durham) is a former rugby union player who played at scrum-half for Leeds Carnegie and England.

He previously played for Gloucester Rugby, Bedford and Wasps. Until May 2006 he was contracted to Worcester Warriors for three seasons from 2005, but was released after one year of a three-year contract – an action which is still subject to potential legal action by Gomarsall. He was released by Harlequins F.C in 2009 and joined Leeds Carnegie for the 2009–2010 season to continue Guinness Premiership rugby.


Gomarsall in action for Harlequins
Gomarsall in action for Harlequins
Gomarsall in action against the Ospreys
Gomarsall in action against the Ospreys

He was a member of London Wasps’ 1999 Powergen Cup winning side,[1] eventually transferring to Bedford as a captain, before joining Gloucester Rugby. He was a Gloucester Rugby favourite, and participated in the 2003 Powergen Cup.[2] He also started in the 2002 Zurich Championship Final (the year before winning the play-offs constituted winning the English title) in which Gloucester defeated Bristol Shoguns.[3]

Gomarsall started all three of England's 2004 Autumn internationals at Twickenham and was vice captain in the England XV against the Barbarians in May as well as the Churchill Cup tour.

However, injury led to his replacement at both Gloucester Rugby and England, and so to prolong his career he signed a three-year deal with Worcester Warriors in June 2005.[4] However, his injury worries returned to plague him, and he was released along with nine other players by Worcester in May 2006, two months short of the end of the season.[5]

On 25 September 2006 Gomarsall signed a one year "pay-as-you-play" deal with Harlequins: ""It was shocking what happened to me and I wouldn't want that to happen to anyone else. I love rugby so much and have really missed it. I'm very grateful to Quins for giving me this opportunity.".[6]

Gomarsall performed well for Harlequins[7] and was selected for the England squad[8] for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. It was his kick down the touchline[9] that enabled Josh Lewsey to score 5 points – the eventual winning margin for England that sent them into the final against South Africa on 20 October 2007.

In 2008, Gomarsall started the first two Six Nations games before being dropped for the third against France.[10]

In 2015 Andy Gomarsall Played for Old Actonians RFC Vets in a dramatic thrashing of Local Rivals Ealing Vets.

He was a co-commentator for ITV's coverage of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Gomarsall is now building his Father's business, Network 2 Supplies Ltd. as a Director.


  1. ^ "Wasps win Cup at last". BBC. 16 May 1999. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Gloucester given hope by cup win amid financial ruins". The Guardian. 7 April 2003. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Clockwatch: Bristol v Gloucester". BBC. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  4. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Worcester seal Gomarsall signing
  5. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Warriors terminate Gomarsall deal
  6. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | My Club | Harlequins | Gomarsall delight at Quins chance
  7. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Gomarsall targets England recall
  8. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Tindall & Hodgson miss World Cup
  9. ^ BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | England 14–9 France
  10. ^ BBC Sport Andy Gomarsall column 20 February 2008