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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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3