Player

Rob Howley - Scrum-half

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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 RU U21, Wales Students, Wales RU U18, Wales RU 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
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