Player

Rob Howley - Scrumhalf

Rob Howley
Height175
Weight83
Date Of Birth13/10/1970
Place Of BirthBridgend
EducationBrynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend
ClubsWasps, Cardiff, Bridgend Ravens
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales A, Wales U21, Wales Students, Wales U18, Wales U19, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
ManagedWales, British and Irish Lions, Cardiff Blues
Robert Howley (known as Stan – a reference to his appearance being similar to that of Hollywood great Stan Laurel) was considered one Wales’ greatest ever scrum-halves and gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain - he also gained one cap representing Wales "B". Other numerous honours include representation of Wales at U18, U20 and U21 levels: Wales Students and Wales "A" XV.
Howley began his domestic career at his home town club, Bridgend, before moving to Cardiff. He reverted back to Bridgend, and once more moved back to Cardiff before leaving for Wasps in 2002. However, a serious wrist injury forced him to cut his career short in 2004.
Howley was selected for the 1997 British Lions tour of South Africa, but he was injured. However, he did make the 2001 tour to Australia and played in two tests before being side-lined with a rib injury.
Following his retirement from playing Rob took on a coaching role at Cardiff Blues, replacing Geraint John in 2005, before becoming the attack coach for Wales working alongside Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1993-1994 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1996-1997 23 14 1 8 14 0 0 0 70
1997-1998 20 13 1 6 6 0 0 0 30
1998-1999 18 13 0 5 6 0 0 0 30
1999-2000 17 13 1 3 9 0 0 0 45
2000-2001 24 17 0 7 3 0 0 0 15
2001-2002 18 10 1 7 4 0 0 0 20
TOTAL 126 84 4 38 42 0 0 0 210
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3