Player

Rob Howley - Scrumhalf

Rob Howley
Height175
Weight83
Date Of Birth13/10/1970
Place Of BirthBridgend
EducationBrynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend
ClubsWasps, Cardiff, Bridgend Ravens
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales A, Wales U21, Wales Students, Wales U18, Wales U19, Wales Schools
InvitationalBarbarians
ManagedWales, British and Irish Lions, Cardiff Blues
Robert Howley (known as Stan – a reference to his appearance being similar to that of Hollywood great Stan Laurel) was considered one Wales’ greatest ever scrum-halves and gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain - he also gained one cap representing Wales "B". Other numerous honours include representation of Wales at U18, U20 and U21 levels: Wales Students and Wales "A" XV.
Howley began his domestic career at his home town club, Bridgend, before moving to Cardiff. He reverted back to Bridgend, and once more moved back to Cardiff before leaving for Wasps in 2002. However, a serious wrist injury forced him to cut his career short in 2004.
Howley was selected for the 1997 British Lions tour of South Africa, but he was injured. However, he did make the 2001 tour to Australia and played in two tests before being side-lined with a rib injury.
Following his retirement from playing Rob took on a coaching role at Cardiff Blues, replacing Geraint John in 2005, before becoming the attack coach for Wales working alongside Warren Gatland and Shaun Edwards.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1993-1994 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
1996-1997 23 14 1 8 14 0 0 0 70
1997-1998 20 13 1 6 6 0 0 0 30
1998-1999 18 13 0 5 6 0 0 0 30
1999-2000 17 13 1 3 9 0 0 0 45
2000-2001 24 17 0 7 3 0 0 0 15
2001-2002 18 10 1 7 4 0 0 0 20
TOTAL 126 84 4 38 42 0 0 0 210
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