Iestyn Harris

Iestyn Harris

Position: Flyhalf

Date Of Birth 25/06/1976 (41)
Place Of Birth Oldham
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 90kg / 14st 2lbs

Iestyn Harris was born 1976 in Oldham, Greater Manchester and played Rugby League, first for Warrington (in 1993) and then joining Leeds Rhinos in 1997. As a Rugby League player he represented both Wales and Great Britain – playing in 31 test matches. In 2001 he was persuaded by the WRU to switch codes and jnoined Cardiff. As an experienced player he was fast tracked into the national team and made his debut for Wales against Australia having little more than three hours of union experience to call on. After four years as a Union player he returned to League (citing family reasons for the return north) signing for Bradford Bulls before finishing his career with Featherstone Rovers

At the conclusion of his playing career in 2009 he was named as coach of the Welsh Rugby League team.

Following his career in both rugby codes Harris wrote a book entitled "There and Back - My journey from League to Union and back again”.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2001/2002 18 10 1 7 6 29 37 0 199  
  2002/2003 24 11 1 12 1 29 47 0 204  
  Total 42 21 2 19 7 58 84 0 403  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  20/10/2001 Scarlets Rep 0 2 1 0 7 L 25 - 28  
  27/10/2001 Glasgow Warriors FH 3 5 2 0 31 W 46 - 7  
  04/11/2001 Glasgow Warriors FH 1 3 2 0 17 L 32 - 47  
  15/12/2001 Neath FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 16 - 12  
  22/12/2001 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 2 2 0 10 D 25 - 25  
  26/12/2001 Pontypridd FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 28 - 20  
  05/01/2002 ASM Clermont Auvergne FH 0 2 4 0 16 W 26 - 20  
  12/01/2002 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 5 0 15 L 15 - 26  
  23/02/2002 Aberavon Rep 0 0 1 0 3 W 24 - 16  
  09/03/2002 Ebbw Vale FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 26 - 16  
  16/03/2002 Pontypridd FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 21 - 18  
  29/03/2002 Newport FH 0 2 2 0 10 W 20 - 14  
  13/04/2002 Pontypridd FH 0 2 2 0 10 L 25 - 31  
  19/04/2002 Edinburgh Rugby FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 10 - 32  
  26/04/2002 Newport FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 17 - 14  
  04/05/2002 Swansea Rep 1 1 0 0 7 L 20 - 24  
  07/05/2002 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 1 0 3 W 47 - 27  
  10/05/2002 Scarlets FH 1 2 2 0 15 L 25 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  17/08/2002 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby FH 0 1 0 0 2 W 21 - 14  
  24/08/2002 Bath Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  31/08/2002 Glasgow Warriors FH 0 3 3 0 15 L 35 - 44  
  13/09/2002 Border Reivers FH 0 0 6 0 18 W 18 - 15  
  21/09/2002 Leinster FH 0 1 6 0 20 W 30 - 17  
  28/09/2002 Newport FH 0 3 2 0 12 W 27 - 25  
  12/10/2002 Biarritz Olympique PB FH 0 0 5 0 15 L 15 - 26  
  18/10/2002 Ulster FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 25  
  26/10/2002 Pontypridd FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 15  
  30/11/2002 Edinburgh Rugby FH 0 2 4 0 16 W 26 - 22  
  07/12/2002 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 11 - 25  
  15/12/2002 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 31  
  21/12/2002 Pontypridd FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 10 - 12  
  04/01/2003 Neath FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 10 - 32  
  18/01/2003 Biarritz Olympique PB Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 75  
  24/01/2003 Swansea FH 0 3 2 0 12 W 32 - 19  
  04/02/2003 Scarlets FH 0 2 4 0 16 L 26 - 39  
  28/02/2003 Neath FH 0 1 1 0 5 D 20 - 20  
  12/03/2003 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 39  
  05/04/2003 Pontypridd FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 18  
  12/04/2003 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 22  
  19/04/2003 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 44  
  25/04/2003 Newport FH 0 4 2 0 14 W 39 - 17  
  10/05/2003 Caerphilly FH 1 6 2 0 23 W 48 - 32  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 25 10 0 15 1 20 21 0 108  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Warrington Wolves - Leeds Rhinos - Bradford Bulls - Featherstone Rovers -
Education: - North Chadderton -
Region: - Cardiff Blues -
Honours: - Wales - Great Britain - Wales RL -

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