Andrew Ellis facts for kids
|Birth name||Andrew Michael Ellis|
|Date of birth||21 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Christchurch, Canterbury region, New Zealand|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 91⁄2 in)|
|Weight||89 kg (14 st 0 lb)|
|School||Burnside High School|
|Rugby union career|
Andrew "Andy" Ellis (born 21 February 1984) is a New Zealand rugby union player who specialises in the position of scrum-half. He currently plays for Rugby United New York (RUNY) in Major League Rugby (MLR)
He previously played for the Kobelco Steelers in Japan, the Crusaders in Super Rugby and Canterbury in provincial rugby.
In 2005 Ellis played in the New Zealand under-21 side. His Super 14 rookie year saw him oust All Black Kevin Senio from the Crusaders starting line-up. Ellis missed the 2006 Super 14 Final after sustaining a knee injury in the semi-final against the Bulls.
Although injury meant Ellis was unavailable for the 2006 All Blacks tests against Ireland and Argentina, he was later named to make his All Black debut against England at Twickenham. For the 2007 Rugby World Cup Ellis was selected ahead of Wellington halfback Piri Weepu.
In 2013 Ellis joined Classic Hits FM Christchurch's breakfast show.
Ellis wasn't selected for the All Blacks Squad after the 2011 Rugby World Cup until 2015 against Samoa in Apia, as Tawera Kerr-Barlow out for 2015 Super Rugby season while both Aaron Smith and TJ Perenara played for 2015 Super Rugby Final.
Ellis attended Burnside High School from 1997 to 2001.
He is the eldest of three children to Sue and Greg Ellis. He has 2 siblings, Amanda and Simon.
Ellis married his wife, Emma Bainbridge in 2007, after a seven-year relationship. In December 2009 they had a daughter, Scarlett.
In 2018 Ellis helped launch Gravity satellite internet for rural New Zealanders with no traditional access to broadband.