|Date Of Birth||02/03/1961 (56)|
|Place Of Birth||Ebbw Vale|
|Height||180cm / 5' 11"|
|Weight||91kg / 14st 4lbs|
Educated at Christ College Brecon, Robert Ackerman played for Newport from 1979/80 to 1981/82 making his debut on 12th Jan 1980 at Maesteg in the WRU cup. He still holds the record [with 3 others] of scoring 6 tries in a match vs Gloucester in 1980. In 1982 he made the short trip west to join Cardiff.
He won a Wales B cap in 1980 and gained 22 caps for Wales making his senior debut against New Zealand in Cardiff 1980. In 1983 he toured with the British Lions to New Zealand winning 2 caps
In 1986 he switched to play Rugby League for Salford, where he stayed until he retired from rugby in the 1992/93 season.
A physical education teacher, Ackerman taught at the American school of Doha Qatar, Christ’s College in Christchurch, and St. Patrick’s College, Silverstream in Wellington, where he coached the First XV and First XIII to local titles.
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