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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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3