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Rob Appleyard - Back Row

Rob Appleyard
Height185
Weight102
Date Of Birth09/12/1972
Place Of BirthHaverfordwest
EducationNeath Tertiary College, Pembroke Comprehensive School
ClubsCardiff, Sale Sharks, Swansea, Pembroke
RegionsCardiff Blues
HonoursWales, Wales A, Wales U21, Wales U19
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
ManagedDragons, Dragons Academy, Llanelli, Llandovery, Wales U20, Ospreys
Robert Appleyard was an abrasive flanker known for hard tackling and his not taking a backwards step. In one game, whilst playing for Sale against Saracens, he received a cut on the head which required nine stitches.
Appleyard gained nine caps for Wales, making his debut in the victory over Canada in 1997, enjoying one Five Nations Championship. He also represented Wales "A" and the Barbarians, whilst domestically his teams included Swansea, Sale, Cardiff and Cardiff Blues.     
In July 2007 Rob Appleyard was named assistant coach to the Wales U20 side alongside Wayne Jones. He was also a national skills coach, based within the Scarlets regional academy.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
2001-2002 30 17 1 12 0 0 0 0 0
2002-2003 14 6 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
2004-2005 17 9 0 8 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 61 32 1 28 0 0 0 0 0
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 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3