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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 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19