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 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