Player

Bobby Windsor - Hooker

Bobby Windsor
Height175
Weight93
Date Of Birth31/01/1948
Place Of BirthNewport
EducationBrynglas Secondary Modern School
ClubsPontypool, Cross Keys, Cardiff, Newport Saracens
RegionsMonmouthshire
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays, Irish President's XV, Barbarians
ManagedPontypool
Robert William (Bobby) Windsor was born in Newport in 1946 and played 4 games for Cardiff in the 1970 - 71 - the first, ironically, against Pontypool, the side with which he became synonymous as part of the ‘Pontypool Front Row – the Viet Gwent’. A steel worker by trade, Windsor (known throughout rugby as The Duke) actually started his rugby career as a back, normally playing at Fullback or Fly Half but was convinced by coaches that his future lay in the middle of the front row.
His early career was at Brynglas and Cross Keys before joining Pontypool and forming a formidable front row with Charlie Faulkner and Graham Price, and the coaching of Ray Prosser. Windsor made his debut for Wales against Australia in 1973 at the age of 27, scoring a try, the first of 28 appearances in the red of Wales. In addition to his welsh success he also made two tours with the Lions - in 1974 to New Zealand and 1977 to South Africa, playing in six test matches.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1970-1971 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
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