Player

Stuart Lane - Back Row

Stuart Lane
Height183
Weight92
Date Of Birth12/11/1952
Place Of BirthTredegar
EducationTredegar Grammar School, Cardiff and Vale College
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Newbridge
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, Wales B, Wales Schools
Stuart Lane followed his brother Roger to the Arms Park and played two games for Cardiff Athletic in 1971 before making his full club debut in the 1973 – 74 season. A splendid 7s player he played 158 games for Cardiff and won five Welsh caps. In 1980 Stuart was selected for the Lions Tour to South Africa and holds the sad record for the shortest career of any Lions tourist. With barely a minute played of the first game of the tour he suffered an injury that ended his participation in the tour. After ten years at the Arms Park he joined Newport but transferred to Newbridge after making just two appearances for the Rodney Parade club.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1973-1974 9 8 0 1 3 0 0 0 12
1974-1975 29 21 1 7 8 0 0 0 32
1975-1976 24 17 1 6 12 0 0 0 48
1976-1977 17 13 0 4 6 0 0 0 24
1977-1978 29 24 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1978-1979 23 18 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1979-1980 17 12 0 5 4 0 0 0 16
1980-1981 7 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 12
1981-1982 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 158 120 3 35 44 0 0 0 176
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