Player

Bobby Windsor - Hooker

Bobby Windsor
Height175
Weight93
Date Of Birth31/01/1948
Place Of BirthNewport
EducationBrynglas Secondary Modern School
ClubsPontypool, Cross Keys, Cardiff, Newport Saracens
RegionsMonmouthshire
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays, Irish President's XV, Barbarians
ManagedPontypool
Robert William (Bobby) Windsor was born in Newport in 1946 and played 4 games for Cardiff in the 1970 - 71 - the first, ironically, against Pontypool, the side with which he became synonymous as part of the ‘Pontypool Front Row – the Viet Gwent’. A steel worker by trade, Windsor (known throughout rugby as The Duke) actually started his rugby career as a back, normally playing at Fullback or Fly Half but was convinced by coaches that his future lay in the middle of the front row.
His early career was at Brynglas and Cross Keys before joining Pontypool and forming a formidable front row with Charlie Faulkner and Graham Price, and the coaching of Ray Prosser. Windsor made his debut for Wales against Australia in 1973 at the age of 27, scoring a try, the first of 28 appearances in the red of Wales. In addition to his welsh success he also made two tours with the Lions - in 1974 to New Zealand and 1977 to South Africa, playing in six test matches.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1970-1971 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 4 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
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