Rob Ackerman

Rob Ackerman

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 02/03/1961 (57)
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 to 1982 making his debut at Maesteg in the WRU cup. In 1980 he scored six tries in a match vs Gloucester (a record he still holds - with 3 others), and in 1985 he made the short trip west to join Cardiff. His stay at the Arms Park was only for a season – playing 13 games – before Whitehaven came calling and convinced him to become a professional rugby league player. During his seven year stay in league he also played for Leeds and Salford, retiring in 1993. As a Union player Ackerman played for Wales ‘B’ in 1980 and gained 22 senior caps, making his senior debut against New Zealand in Cardiff 1980 and in 1983 touring New Zealand with the British Lions, playing in two test matches.

A qualified 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.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1985/1986 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 13 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/11/1985 South Glamorgan Institute CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 16  
  23/11/1985 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  27/11/1985 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  30/11/1985 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  07/12/1985 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  14/12/1985 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  21/12/1985 Pencoed CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  01/01/1986 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  04/01/1986 Birmingham Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  18/01/1986 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  25/01/1986 Neath Athletic CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  04/03/1986 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  08/03/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 22 10 0 12 1 0 0 0 4  
  British and Irish Lions 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  

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