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 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