Rob Ackerman

Rob Ackerman

Position: Centre

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.

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 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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