Player

Bobby Windsor - Hooker

Cardiff
Back
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
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 14 9 2 3 334 244 47
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 16 8 0 8 321 321 42
Pontypridd 16 9 0 7 346 332 42
RGC 1404 15 7 1 7 367 337 38
Llandovery 13 6 2 5 292 249 36
Newport 14 6 0 8 277 266 33
Swansea 14 6 0 8 199 236 29
Llanelli 14 6 0 8 275 364 27
Ebbw Vale 15 3 1 11 257 328 21
Bridgend Ravens 16 3 0 13 245 432 18