Position: Back Row
|Date Of Birth||09/12/1972 (45)|
|Place Of Birth||Haverfordwest|
|Height||185cm / 6' 1"|
|Weight||102kg / 16st|
Appleyard was a abrasive flanker in his playing days, know for his hard tackling and not taking a backwards step In one game whilst playing for Sale against Saracens he received a cut on the head which required nine stitches.
He gained nine representative caps for Wales, making his debut in the victory over Canada in 1997, enjoying one Five Nations Championship. He also represented Wales "A" and the Barbarians whilst domestically his teams included Swansea, Sale, Cardiff RFC & Cardiff Blues.
July 2007 Rob Appleyard alongside Wayne Jones was named assistant coach to the Wales U20 side. He is also a national skills coach, based within the Scarlets regional academy.
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