Profile Andrew Borgen

 
Fly Half - born 1985 (Jan 27 - South Africa) Joins Moseley in summer of 2009 from Natal Sharks.

Andrew is a South African fly half highly rated in his native country as "a good prospect for the future".

Andrew went to school in Durban and played for Natal U20 before making his first appearance for the Sharks in a pre-season friendly against the Griffons in 2008. His senior debut was later that season from the bench as the Sharks overcame Western Province 28-25 in the opening round of the Currie Cup.

He was widely tipped to force his way into the super 14 squad during the 2009 season having previously had his way barred by the considerable presence of, amongst others Frederic Michalak and Ruaan Pienaar. In 2009 his route to regular starts was filled by Monty Dumond.

He spent a short period of time in England in 2007/08 season and returned to South Africa in 2008. After appearing for Durban-based club side College Rovers at the beginning of 2008 and two matches for the Wildebeest before the start of the Currie Cup he was subsequently spotted by Sharks personnel and included in both the 2008 and 2009 Curry Cup squad.

A UK passport holder, Andrew is the son of Natal player Brian Borgen who made over 30 appearances in a 4 year career for Natal alongside some of the best in the South African game in the late 60s and early 70s making his debut as an 18 year old in 1968.

He was recommended to Moseley by former Worcester coach Andy Keast, who now coaches in South Africa, who rates him very highly. Moseley’s head Coach Ian Smith commented “We will be having a close look at him over the next few weeks and if he is anything like Andy suggests he will be a very useful additional to the squad”.

Height:182cm; 6’ 0”

Weight: 88kg; 13st 10lbs


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hit Counter

 

moseleyrugby.co.uk