Player

John Yapp - Prop

John Yapp
Height188
Weight118
Date Of Birth09/04/1983
Place Of BirthCardiff
EducationCowbridge Comprehensive School
ClubsWasps, Melrose, London Irish, Cardiff, Glamorgan Wanderers, Llantwit Major, Pontypridd, Tuggeranong
RegionsEdinburgh Rugby, Cardiff Blues
HonoursWales, Wales U21, Wales U19
InvitationalBarbarians
John Yapp was educated at Cowbridge Comprehensive School and he had first team experience with Llantwit Major and Pontypridd before he first played for Cardiff at Christmas 2002, making his first team debut against Ebbw Vale on Boxing Day at the age of 18 years. Despite his age he featured in 17 of a possible 19 games before the end of the season and represented Cardiff Youth and under 21s and played for Wales at U19 level.
His first Welsh cap was as a substitute against England in the 2005 6 Nations, the first of 21 international appearances. Originally a loose head prop he was persuaded by Cardiff coach David Young and Wales coach Warren Gatland to switch to the other side of the scrum and play Tight head. To become familiar with the new role he headed to Australia to play for Tuggeranong Vikings before returning to Cardiff Blues.
After discussions with coach Dai Young and national coach Warren Gatland about the possibility of switching from Loose head to Tight head prop. He headed out to Australia to play to become familiar with his new role in the scrum, before returning to the Cardiff Blues.  In an eleven-year career at the Arms Park Yapp appeared 1888 times for the club (24 games for Cardiff and 164 with Cardiff Blues).
Over his career John Yapp played for London Irish, Wasps, Melrose, Glamorgan Wanderers and Edinburgh as well as appearing for the Barbarians.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
2002-2003 17 11 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
2003-2004 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2004-2005 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-2009 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 24 14 1 9 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3