Sheridan started playing at the age of nine for Old Elthamians and was with them for five years before studying at Dulwich College, where he worked his way through the Surrey age group teams. He won caps in the second row at England 16 and 18 Group levels and represented England Under 21s in the SANZAR tournament in Argentina in 1999.
Andrew toured South Africa with the full England squad in the summer of 2000 and in 2003 he was in England’s Churchill Cup squad in Canada and then Japan before coming came back to join Sale Sharks after Bristol’s relegation from the Premiership.
He started all three internationals in the autumn of 2005 and then played in every RBS 6 Nations Championship match in 2006.
He was one of the stars of England’s 2007 Rugby World Cup campaign, in which he started all seven matches and was feted for leading the destruction of the Australian scrum in the quarter final in Marseille.
He was first choice loose-head for the 2008 RBS 6 Nations.
This will be his second tour with the Lions as he made five appearances for the midweek British & Irish Lions in New Zealand in 2005.