Andrew van der Heijden

Andrew van der Heijden


  • Number: 169
  • Position: Lock
  • Born: 04/03/84
  • Height: 200
  • Weight: 114
  • Province: Auckland
  • Blues Debut: 2009 v Brumbies
  • Blues Caps: 5

Lock Andrew Van der Heijden came into the team in 2009 to provide cover for a growing casualty list and ended up playing three games for the club.

Andrew Van der Heijden was schooled at Auckland Grammar School and was a member of the Auckland Academy before being loaned to Counties-Manukau in 2006.

He started his career with the Steelers in 2006, playing 46 games and captaining the team in 2008. He returned to Auckland in 2009 to establish himself as a member of both the Blues and Auckland teams.

Van der Heijden signed a contract with English Aviva Premiership club Newcastle Falcons at the end of the 2010 provincial season.