Jo Ansbro

Joseph Antony Andrew Ansbro scored his second try for Scotland in just over a month in his first Rugby World Cup outing against Romania in Invercargill. That followed his first try as Scotland won the EMC Test against Ireland at Murrayfield in early August 2011 just nine months after his international debut in the EMC Autumn Test victory against the world champions, South Africa. He scored the first try in the summer tour victory over Samoa, making it three out of three southern hemisphere wins.

 

Joe played for Cambridge in two University match wins against Oxford. His debut for Northampton Saints was as a replacement against Moseley in 2007, and that was followed with a try-scoring first start against Rotherham at Franklin’s Gardens. He played more than 50 games for the Saints before moving to Irish.

The Glasgow-born centre opted for the country of his birth when he accepted selection in the Scotland A team for the IRB Nations Cup tournament in Romania in June 2009. Scotland A won that tournament, with Joe making his debut as outside centre in the win against Uruguay.

  Joe was educated at Gatehouse Primary School (Dumfries and Galloway) and Stonyhurst College (Lancashire), and he went on to take a natural sciences degree at Cambridge. While living near Gatehouse-of-Fleet, he played youth rugby with Stewartry, the Castle Douglas club.

Stats

Caps
11
Tries
3
Starts
11
Conversions
0
Replacements
0
Penalty goals
0
Points
15
Drop goals
0

Appearances

2012: A Sam
2011: F W E It I(2)
RWC[R E]
2010: SA Sam


Scotland A: 1 cap
Position: 
Centre
D.O.B.: 29/10/85
Height: 6ft (1.83m)
Weight: 14st 13lbs (95kg)