Versatile back, Andrew Goodman was signed by the Blues on a one-year contract in the summer of 2011 and comes to the province with coach Joe Schmidt describing him as a quality player and a ‘consistent place-kicker for a number of years’.
The Kiwi has played club rugby in Japan, for Honda Heat, and in his native New Zealand, where he turned out for Nelson RFC and for Tasman Makos in the National Provincial Championship.
Goodman’s preferred position is centre but he is comfortable across the backline, including out-half, and has shown a confident, and nerveless, ability to land points from the placed ball. In 2009, he was selected for the wider Crusaders panel but opted, instead, to take up a playing contract with Honda Heat Rugby in Japan.
He returned to New Zealand after a stint in the Land of the Rising Sun and was bestowed with the Tasman Makos captain’s armband for the 2011 season. Goodman finished his final season with the Makos as the fourth highest points scorer in the championship. In 47 club games, over two seasons, he registered 265 points.
Andrew linked up with Leinster in late October and made his senior debut for the province away to the Ospreys on November 4th.
Compiled by Leinster Rugby.
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