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Joe Ansbro
Scotland
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Full name Joseph Antony Andrew Ansbro
Born October 29, 1985, Glasgow
Current age 28 years 330 days
Major teams London Irish, Northampton Saints, Scotland
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 0 in
Weight 211 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2012 11 11 0 15 3 0 0 0 7 4 0 63.63
Five/Six Nations 2011-2011 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 25.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Scotland v South Africa at Murrayfield, Nov 20, 2010 match details
Last Test Samoa v Scotland at Apia, Jun 23, 2012 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2008-2012 43 29 14 25 5 0 0 0 23 20 0 53.48
Northampton Saints 2008-2011 34 20 14 15 3 0 0 0 19 15 0 55.88
London Irish 2011-2012 9 9 0 10 2 0 0 0 4 5 0 44.44
Profile

Born in Glasgow, Ansbro followed up several promising seasons with Northampton Saints with a Scotland debut against South Africa in a famous Murrayfield win in 2010.

Adept at outside-centre or on the wing, Ansbro had previously won two Varsity matches in the colours of Cambridge, where he undertook a degree in natural sciences. He confirmed his allegiance to Scotland by accepting a place in their 'A' side for a successful run to the IRB Nations Cup title in 2009 and remained in the thoughts of selectors for the 2010 November series, in which he ultimately won two caps.

He was named in the starting line-up for Scotland's opening Six Nations game against France in February 2011, the same week that it was announced that he had agreed to join Premiership side London Irish. Ansbro showed exactly why the Exiles had been so keen to sign him by turning in a hugely impressive display against Les Bleus.

Injury interrupted the rest of his Six Nations campaign but after playing an important role in Northampton's run in, he was named in Scotland's provisional squad for the 2011 World Cup. Ansbro was selected in the centres for Scotland's opening World Cup warm-up game against Ireland and he duly scored his first try for his country, sealing the win for Scotland.

Ansbro will join London Irish for the 2011-12 season but will go to the World Cup first with Scotland.

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Dec 27, 2011
London Irish's Joe Ansbro bursts through Exeter's defence
London Irish's Joe Ansbro bursts through Exeter's defence
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Dec 27, 2011
London Irish's Joe Ansbro celebrates his try against Exeter
London Irish's Joe Ansbro celebrates his try against Exeter
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Sep 10, 2011
Scotland's Joe Ansbro evades the Romania defence
Scotland's Joe Ansbro evades the Romania defence
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Sep 10, 2011
Scotland centre Joe Ansbro takes the ball forward against Romania
Scotland centre Joe Ansbro takes the ball forward against Romania
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