Gareth Roberts

Gareth Roberts

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 15/01/1959 (59)
Place Of Birth Pontlliw
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 92kg / 14st 6lbs

Gareth John Roberts was born in Pontlliw in 1959 and educated at Pontlliw Primary and Gowerton Grammar and Comprehensive Schools. After playing Youth rugby at Pontardulais and gaining a record number of Welsh Caps at age group level (his tally of 19 included 6 at U15s, 3 at U16 and 10 at U19 level) he joined Swansea for whom he played 185 times and in he 1984 moved to the Arms Park making 166 appearances for the Blue and Blacks.
At senior level he won 4 Welsh 'B' caps and selection for the senior team followed. He was named as a replacement twelve times before winning his first senior cap (off the bench) against France and he also represented the Barbarians.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1984/1985 26 21 2 3 4 0 0 0 16  
  1985/1986 25 19 2 4 10 0 0 0 40  
  1986/1987 32 20 2 10 13 0 0 0 52  
  1987/1988 29 19 1 9 5 0 0 0 20  
  1988/1989 26 15 1 10 6 0 0 0 24  
  1989/1990 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4  
  1991/1992 13 3 1 9 1 0 0 0 4  
  1992/1993 14 10 0 4 3 0 0 0 15  
  Total 166 108 9 49 43 0 0 0 175  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1984 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 6  
  08/09/1984 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  15/09/1984 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  19/09/1984 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 3  
  22/09/1984 Aberavon FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 19  
  29/09/1984 Garryowen FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  06/10/1984 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 3  
  10/10/1984 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  17/10/1984 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  24/10/1984 Australia FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  03/11/1984 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 21  
  17/11/1984 Tonyrefail FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 9  
  28/11/1984 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  01/12/1984 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  22/12/1984 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 13  
  26/12/1984 Pontypridd FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 12  
  29/12/1984 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  12/01/1985 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 12  
  26/01/1985 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  02/02/1985 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 13  
  23/02/1985 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  09/03/1985 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  23/03/1985 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  06/04/1985 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 20  
  10/04/1985 South Wales Police FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  27/04/1985 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1985 Cross Keys FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 11  
  04/09/1985 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  07/09/1985 Bangor FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  14/09/1985 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 27  
  18/09/1985 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 6  
  21/09/1985 Coventry FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 13  
  28/09/1985 Aberavon FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 12  
  05/10/1985 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  12/10/1985 Fiji FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 15  
  26/12/1985 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 4  
  04/01/1986 Birmingham Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  11/01/1986 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 24  
  18/01/1986 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  25/01/1986 Neath Athletic FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  04/03/1986 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 4 D 16 - 16  
  08/03/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  15/03/1986 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 16 - 19  
  22/03/1986 Bridgend Ravens FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 9  
  05/04/1986 Bedford Blues FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 68 - 28  
  12/04/1986 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  19/04/1986 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 12 - 22  
  26/04/1986 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  30/04/1986 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 19  
  21/05/1986 Crimson Tide FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  24/05/1986 James Bay FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 - 18  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  10/09/1986 Bristol Bears FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 14 - 27  
  13/09/1986 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 24  
  20/09/1986 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 4  
  27/09/1986 Aberavon FL 2 0 0 0 8 L 22 - 26  
  04/10/1986 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  08/10/1986 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 29  
  11/10/1986 Northampton Saints FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 4  
  18/10/1986 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 25  
  22/10/1986 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  25/10/1986 Harlequins FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 19  
  29/10/1986 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  01/11/1986 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  15/11/1986 Treorchy FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 7  
  22/11/1986 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  10/12/1986 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 19  
  13/12/1986 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 25  
  20/12/1986 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  27/12/1986 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/01/1987 Bath Rugby FL 2 0 0 0 8 W 32 - 21  
  03/01/1987 Birmingham Moseley FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 13  
  24/01/1987 Llanharan FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  04/02/1987 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 30  
  14/02/1987 Sale Sharks FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 14  
  18/02/1987 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  21/02/1987 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 19  
  28/02/1987 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
  06/03/1987 London Welsh FL 3 0 0 0 12 W 43 - 0  
  18/03/1987 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 24  
  28/03/1987 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  18/04/1987 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 24  
  02/05/1987 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/10/1987 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  10/10/1987 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  14/10/1987 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 31  
  24/10/1987 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  31/10/1987 Birmingham Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  09/11/1987 Wales FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  14/11/1987 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 9  
  21/11/1987 Ystradgynlais FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  28/11/1987 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 41  
  02/12/1987 Newbridge FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 0  
  05/12/1987 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  19/12/1987 Aberavon Quins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 0  
  26/12/1987 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/01/1988 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 9  
  16/01/1988 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 10  
  30/01/1988 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  13/02/1988 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  19/02/1988 South Wales Police FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  27/02/1988 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  01/03/1988 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  26/03/1988 Nottingham FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 16  
  02/04/1988 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 27  
  09/04/1988 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  16/04/1988 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 41  
  23/04/1988 Rosslyn Park FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 22  
  30/04/1988 Nottingham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  22/05/1988 Northcote FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  25/05/1988 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 32  
  29/05/1988 Wellington Centurians FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 41 - 32  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1988 East District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 17  
  03/09/1988 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 23  
  07/09/1988 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 18  
  10/09/1988 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 49  
  01/10/1988 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 10  
  05/10/1988 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 28  
  08/10/1988 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  22/10/1988 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 28  
  05/11/1988 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 24  
  12/11/1988 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  19/11/1988 Pyle FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  29/11/1988 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 26  
  03/12/1988 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  10/12/1988 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 14  
  17/12/1988 Amman United FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 54 - 0  
  24/12/1988 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 4  
  31/12/1988 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  17/01/1989 Maesteg FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  28/01/1989 Aberavon Quins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  25/02/1989 Llanharan FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 13  
  11/03/1989 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 15  
  17/03/1989 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 6  
  21/03/1989 Bristol Bears FL 1 0 0 0 4 L 12 - 20  
  25/03/1989 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 21  
  01/04/1989 Nottingham FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  08/04/1989 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1989 Glynneath FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 27 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  21/09/1991 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  28/09/1991 Nottingham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 4  
  05/10/1991 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  08/10/1991 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 4  
  11/10/1991 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 16  
  19/10/1991 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 26  
  25/10/1991 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 8  
  01/11/1991 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  09/11/1991 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 23  
  16/11/1991 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/11/1991 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  14/12/1991 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 28  
  21/12/1991 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1992 Whitchurch FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 67 - 6  
  03/10/1992 South Wales Police FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 65 - 8  
  20/11/1992 Glamorgan Wanderers FL 1 0 0 0 5 W 58 - 10  
  28/11/1992 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 3  
  12/12/1992 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 12  
  26/12/1992 Pontypridd FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 56 - 8  
  09/01/1993 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 107 - 3  
  23/01/1993 St Peters FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  06/02/1993 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 16  
  19/02/1993 Ayr N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 25  
  05/03/1993 Bective Rangers FL 2 0 0 0 10 W 46 - 19  
  13/03/1993 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  16/03/1993 Bristol Bears FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 23  
  10/04/1993 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 34 - 36  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 7 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 12  

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