Player

Rob Ackerman - Centre

Rob Ackerman
Height180
Weight91
Date Of Birth02/03/1961
Place Of BirthEbbw Vale
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsSalford Red Devils, Carlisle, Leeds Rhinos, Whitehaven, Cardiff, London Welsh, Newport, Eastern Suburbs
HonoursWales RL, Wales, British and Irish Lions, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Educated at Christ College Brecon, Robert Ackerman played for Newport from 1979 to 1982 making his debut at Maesteg in the WRU cup. In 1980 he scored six tries in a match vs Gloucester (a record he still holds - with 3 others), and in 1985 he made the short trip west to join Cardiff. His stay at the Arms Park was only for a season – playing 13 games – before Whitehaven came calling and convinced him to become a professional rugby league player. During his seven year stay in league he also played for Leeds and Salford, retiring in 1993. As a Union player Ackerman played for Wales ‘B’ in 1980 and gained 22 senior caps, making his senior debut against New Zealand in Cardiff 1980 and in 1983 touring New Zealand with the British Lions, playing in two test matches.
A qualified physical education teacher, Ackerman taught at the American school of Doha Qatar, Christ’s College in Christchurch, and St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream in Wellington, where he coached the First XV and First XIII to local titles.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1985-1986 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3