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Former England prop now runs a wine shop after releasing a solo album

Andrew Sheridan, once a powerhouse prop for Sale Sharks and Toulon, has transitioned from the rugby pitch to become a wine expert and songwriter.

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The 43-year-old, who earned 40 caps for England and participated in the 2005 and 2009 Lions tours, was renowned for his formidable strength and played a pivotal role in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Sheridan’s performance was especially notable during the tournament, where he played the full 80 minutes in the final against South Africa and secured the man of the match title in the quarter-final victory over Australia.

Despite his rugby prowess, injuries eventually curtailed his career, leading Sheridan to explore new passions. Away from the game, he has delved into the world of music and developed a keen interest in wine.

Sheridan’s physical strength was legendary; he was a near-elite class powerlifter, capable of bench pressing 225 kilograms (496 lb) and squatting 275 kilograms (606 lb).

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