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Andrew James Goode (born 3 April 1980 in Coventrymarker) is a rugby union footballer who plays fly-half (and occasionally fullback) for CA Brive and England.

Goode attended King Henry VIII Schoolmarker in Coventrymarker and Bromsgrove Schoolmarker in Bromsgrovemarker, Worcestershire. He started playing rugby union at the age of five at Barkers Butts, before moving to Nuneaton at 12. Up until then he had played at scrum half but soon found out he enjoyed the game better at fly-half. He also played for Warwickshire and the Midlands.

He joined Coventry aged 16.

In 1998 Goode was selected to play for England Schools U18 and has since represented England at U21 level, playing at the 2000 SANZAR tournament in New Zealand, as well as appearing 5 times for England A in 2001 and 2002. He has now also played 14 times for England.

Goode joined Leicester Tigers as a youngster, despite his youth he played a substantial part in Tigers record four successive Premiership titles and also won two Heineken Cup winners medals. He later moved to Saracens and after moved back to his old club Leicester in 2003.

After good performances for Tigers and the England A side, Goode made his England d├ębut as a replacement for Charlie Hodgson in the 2005 Six Nations victory over Italy, in which he also scored his first points from a conversion.

Goode was nominated for Zurich Player of the Season 2004-5 and the PRA Players' Player of the Year. He also ended the season voted player of the year by the Leicester Tigers members and players and in March 2008, Goode became the all-time leading points scorer in the Guinness Premiership, overtaking Johnny Wilkinson.

Following Leicester's 07/08 season, Goode was left Welford Road and signed for French club CA Brive. Goode has had a very impressive start in the Top 14 scoring 235 points in his first season. Making him the second highest point scorer in the 2008-09 Top 14 season.

Just before the 2009 Six Nations Andy Goode was called up to train with the England team and was subsequently named in the starting line-up for match against . Goode went on to score the opening try of the 2009 Six Nations and converted it himself ending the match with 16 points. While playing against Argentina Saturday, 6 June 2009 he scored 22 points against Argentina at Old Traffordmarker. He then scored 17 points against them in the match in Salta.


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