Player

Bobby Windsor - Hooker

Cardiff
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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.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 28 19 2 7 1 0 0 0 4
British and Irish Lions 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 22 3 8 1 0 0 0 4
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 4 4 0 0 108 63 18
Aberavon 4 4 0 0 96 74 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 4 3 0 1 112 88 14
Swansea 4 2 0 2 88 74 11
Llandovery 3 2 0 1 90 70 10
Pontypridd 4 2 0 2 86 95 10
Merthyr 4 1 0 3 93 90 8
Ebbw Vale 4 1 0 3 109 127 7
Newport 3 1 0 2 69 70 7
Carmarthen Quins 3 1 0 2 65 72 5
Bridgend Ravens 3 1 0 2 56 79 5
Llanelli 4 0 0 4 67 137 1