| 1.88 m|
| (1984-01-20) 20 January 1984 (age 31)|
Belfast Northern Ireland
Exeter Chiefs, Harlequin F.C., Worcester Warriors, Edinburgh Rugby
John Andress (born 20 January 1984) is a former rugby union player from Ireland. He played primarily as a prop. During his career, Andress played for English sides Exeter Chiefs, Harlequins and Worcester Warriors and Scottish side Edinburgh. He returned to Ireland in 2016 to play for Munster, retiring due to a lack of gametime in December of that year, but shortly after he came out of retirement to play for an injury-stricken Connacht. After this stint with the western province, Andress retired from professional rugby again.
He attended Campbell College, Belfast.
Andress, who has played for Ireland at both A and Under-21 level, originally joined Exeter Chiefs in 2007 and made 44 appearances before moving to Harlequins in 2009. He returned to Exeter in 2011 and impressed as the Chiefs enjoyed another strong campaign, finishing fifth in the Aviva Premiership. Andress then joined another Aviva Premiership team, Worcester Warriors, in 2012, before moving to Scottish Pro12 side Edinburgh Rugby in 2014.
In March 2016, it was announced that Andress would be joining Edinburgh's Pro12 rivals, Irish province Munster, for the 2016–17 season. He announced his retirement from rugby union in December 2016, having not played for Munster in his time there. Later that month however Andress joined another Irish province, Connacht, as temporary injury covery.
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