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Willie Anderson - Ireland (Rugby) - International Rugby Union Caps for Ireland.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 07 February 1987

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      Sunday, 03 April 1955
      Sixmilecross, Ireland
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Willie ANDERSON - Ireland (Rugby) - International Rugby Union Caps for Ireland.

Willie Anderson pictured playing for Ireland at a wind swept Lansdowne Road on

7th. February 1987 in their Five Nations match against England.


While on a 1978 tour in Buenos Aires, Anderson was imprisoned for three months by the Argentinian authorities after attempting to smuggle a flag from a government building. He was on tour with the Penguins rugby club, a touring club based in the UK . He was later cleared of "demeaning a patriotic symbol". After retiring  from rugby he became assistant coach of Leinster and later the Scottish national team, both under head coach Matt Williams. He also taught as full-time physical education teacher and rugby coach at Grosvenor Grammar School and later at Sullivan Upper School.


Career Record: Played 27: Won 10, Drew 1, Lost 16 Test Points: 4 Tries: 1.


1984 v Australia (Dublin) L 16-9


1985 v Scotland (Murrayfield) W18-15 (FN)
1985 v France (Dublin) D 15-15 (FN)
1985 v Wales (Cardiff) W 21-9 (FN)

1985 v England (Dublin) W 13-10 (FN)


1986 v France (Paris) L 29-9 (FN)
1986 v Scotland (Dublin) L 10-9 (FN)

1986 v Romania (Dublin) W 60-0


1987 v England (Dublin) W 17-0 (FN)
1987 v Scotland (Murrayfield) L16-12 (FN)
1987 v France (Dublin) L 19-13 (FN)
1987 v Wales (Cardiff) W 15-11 (FN)
1987 v Wales Wellington L 13-6 (W.Cup)
1987 v Canada (Dunedin) W 46-19 (W.Cup)
1987 v Tonga (Brisbane) W 32-9 (W.Cup)
1987 v Australia (Sydney) L 33-15 (W.Cup)

1988 v Scotland (Dublin) W 22-18 (FN)

1988 v France (Paris) L 25-6 (FN)

1988 v Wales (Dublin) L 12-9 (FN)
1988 v England (Twickenham) L 35-3 (FN)

1988 v England (Dublin) L 21-10


1989 v France (Dublin) L 26-21 (FN)
1989 v Wales (Cardiff) W 19-13 (FN)
1989 v England (Dublin) L 16-3 (FN)

1989 v New Zealand (Dublin) L 23-6


1990 v England (Twickenham) L 23-0 (FN)
1990 v Scotland (Dublin) L 13-10 (FN)