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 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