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Rob Appleyard - Back Row

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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 Students, Wales RU U21, Wales RU U19, British Police
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
ManagedDragons, Dragons Academy, Llanelli, Llandovery, Wales RU 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
Cardiff 7 7 0 0 183 100 32
Aberavon 6 5 0 1 123 105 21
Merthyr 7 4 0 3 172 148 21
Pontypridd 7 4 0 3 161 167 20
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 7 4 0 3 161 142 19
Carmarthen Quins 6 4 0 2 134 110 18
Newport 7 3 0 4 152 139 18
Llandovery 5 2 0 3 124 112 12
Swansea 7 2 0 5 113 133 12
Llanelli 6 2 0 4 112 158 10
Ebbw Vale 7 1 0 6 142 194 8
Bridgend Ravens 6 1 0 5 89 158 6