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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3