Player

Stuart Lane - Back Row

Stuart Lane
Height183
Weight92
Date Of Birth12/11/1952
Place Of BirthTredegar
EducationTredegar Grammar School, Cardiff and Vale College
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Newbridge
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales B, Wales Schools
Stuart Lane followed his brother Roger to the Arms Park and played two games for Cardiff Athletic in 1971 before making his full club debut in the 1973 – 74 season. A splendid 7s player he played 158 games for Cardiff and won five Welsh caps. In 1980 Stuart was selected for the Lions Tour to South Africa and holds the sad record for the shortest career of any Lions tourist. With barely a minute played of the first game of the tour he suffered an injury that ended his participation in the tour. After ten years at the Arms Park he joined Newport but transferred to Newbridge after making just two appearances for the Rodney Parade club.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1973-1974 9 8 0 1 3 0 0 0 12
1974-1975 29 21 1 7 8 0 0 0 32
1975-1976 24 17 1 6 12 0 0 0 48
1976-1977 17 13 0 4 6 0 0 0 24
1977-1978 29 24 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1978-1979 23 18 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1979-1980 17 12 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1980-1981 7 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 12
1981-1982 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 158 120 3 35 44 0 0 0 176
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