Player

Gareth Roberts - Back Row

Gareth Roberts
Height188
Weight92
Date Of Birth15/01/1959
Place Of BirthPontlliw
EducationUniversity of Wales Institute Cardiff, Gowerton Comprehesive School
ClubsCardiff, Swansea
HonoursWales, West Wales, Wales B, Wales Schools, Wales RU U15, Wales RU U16, Wales RU U19
InvitationalBarbarians
Gareth John Roberts was born in Pontlliw in 1959 and educated at Pontlliw Primary and Gowerton Grammar and Comprehensive Schools. After playing Youth rugby at Pontardulais and gaining a record number of Welsh Caps at age group level (his tally of 19 included 6 at U15s, 3 at U16 and 10 at U19 level) he joined Swansea for whom he played 185 times and in he 1984 moved to the Arms Park making 166 appearances for the Blue and Blacks.
At senior level he won 4 Welsh 'B' caps and selection for the senior team followed. He was named as a replacement twelve times before winning his first senior cap (off the bench) against France and he also represented the Barbarians.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1984-1985 26 21 2 3 4 0 0 0 16
1985-1986 25 19 2 4 10 0 0 0 40
1986-1987 32 20 2 10 13 0 0 0 52
1987-1988 29 19 1 9 5 0 0 0 20
1988-1989 26 15 1 10 6 0 0 0 24
1989-1990 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
1991-1992 13 3 1 9 1 0 0 0 4
1992-1993 14 10 0 4 3 0 0 0 15
TOTAL 166 108 9 49 43 0 0 0 175
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 2 2 0 0 57 33 9
Aberavon 2 2 0 0 51 40 8
Merthyr 2 1 0 1 59 44 6
Swansea 2 1 0 1 47 29 5
Llandovery 1 1 0 0 26 20 5
Newport 1 1 0 0 29 23 5
Pontypridd 2 1 0 1 43 41 5
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 2 1 0 1 43 43 5
Ebbw Vale 2 0 0 2 44 71 1
Carmarthen Quins 1 0 0 1 17 20 1
Bridgend Ravens 1 0 0 1 26 27 1
Llanelli 2 0 0 2 15 66 0