Keith James

Keith James

Position: Flyhalf

Date Of Birth 04/09/1953 (64)
Place Of Birth Newbridge
Height 168cm / 5' 6"
Weight 81kg / 12st 10lbs

Keith James was born in Newbridge and educated at Newbridge Comprehensive School. After joining Newport as a 15-year-old and coming through their youth system he joined Cardiff in 1972. At Cardiff he played alongside Gareth Edwards but although he made 98 appearances for the club his game never really took off and he left at the end of the 1974 – 75 season when Gareth Davies arrived at the club. After leaving the Arms Park he played for several Gwent clubs before re-joining Newport in 1978. He was captain of Newport United in 1982 – 83 and spent a year playing for Brescia in Italy. Keith gained international honours at U15s and U16s for Wales, Wales Youth and also won a Wales B cap as well as playing for Wales U25s against Canada in 1971. 

When he retired from playing he took up coaching and spent time at Newport, Newbridge, Abercynon, Nelson, Llanharan and in 2000 he was assistant coach at local club Rhiwbina.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1972/1973 33 23 1 9 10 4 1 10 81  
  1973/1974 46 34 2 10 5 23 13 10 135  
  1974/1975 19 10 1 8 2 14 11 4 81  
  Total 98 67 4 27 17 41 25 24 297  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/10/1972 Cardiff College of Education FH 1 2 0 0 8 W 32 - 12  
  14/10/1972 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 15  
  18/10/1972 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  28/10/1972 Pontypool FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
  04/11/1972 New Zealand FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 20  
  08/11/1972 Newport FH 2 0 0 0 8 W 24 - 3  
  16/11/1972 South Wales Police FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 18 - 10  
  18/11/1972 Wasps FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  25/11/1972 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 12 - 7  
  09/12/1972 Harlequins FH 1 1 0 1 9 W 47 - 8  
  13/12/1972 Mountain Ash FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  16/12/1972 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 20  
  23/12/1972 Maesteg FH 1 0 0 1 7 W 77 - 9  
  26/12/1972 Pontypridd FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 29 - 0  
  27/12/1972 Watsonians FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 4  
  13/01/1973 Coventry FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 6 - 13  
  19/01/1973 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  26/01/1973 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/02/1973 Heriot's FP FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 11  
  17/02/1973 Newport FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 19 - 10  
  24/02/1973 Blaina FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  03/03/1973 Newport FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 6 - 7  
  09/03/1973 Bective Rangers FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 8  
  14/03/1973 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  28/03/1973 Bridgend Ravens FH 1 0 0 0 4 L 7 - 9  
  31/03/1973 Newbridge FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 7  
  07/04/1973 Gloucester Rugby FH 0 0 0 1 3 D 3 - 3  
  14/04/1973 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  21/04/1973 Barbarians FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 6 - 16  
  23/04/1973 Harlequins FH 0 1 0 0 2 W 28 - 10  
  28/04/1973 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 30  
  29/04/1973 Atlantique Stade Rochelais FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  30/04/1973 Cognac FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 10 - 26  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1973 Cognac FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 56 - 0  
  05/09/1973 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  08/09/1973 Blackheath FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 23 - 9  
  10/09/1973 Paignton FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 31 - 6  
  12/09/1973 Bristol Bears FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 30 - 3  
  15/09/1973 Coventry FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 16 - 20  
  19/09/1973 Pontypool FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  22/09/1973 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  29/09/1973 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  03/10/1973 Penarth FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 29 - 13  
  05/10/1973 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  10/10/1973 New South Wales FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 6  
  13/10/1973 Northampton Saints FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 0  
  16/10/1973 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 2 6 W 13 - 3  
  20/10/1973 Cambridge University FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  24/10/1973 Pontypool FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 14  
  27/10/1973 Harlequins FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 19  
  07/11/1973 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  11/11/1973 Province D' Auvergne FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  17/11/1973 Hendy FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 16  
  24/11/1973 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 26  
  01/12/1973 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  12/12/1973 Bangor FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 69 - 3  
  15/12/1973 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  22/12/1973 Moseley FH 0 0 0 2 6 L 12 - 21  
  26/12/1973 Pontypridd FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  29/12/1973 Abertillery FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 7  
  01/01/1974 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 0 1 5 W 21 - 18  
  12/01/1974 Coventry FH 0 3 1 0 9 W 36 - 13  
  19/01/1974 Heriot's FP FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 35 - 9  
  26/01/1974 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  01/02/1974 Bective Rangers FH 0 2 0 0 4 W 24 - 7  
  09/02/1974 Swansea FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 13 - 0  
  23/02/1974 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 16  
  02/03/1974 Newbridge FH 1 2 1 0 11 W 29 - 12  
  09/03/1974 Newport FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1974 London Welsh FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 34 - 4  
  20/03/1974 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 7 - 13  
  23/03/1974 Aberavon FH 1 0 0 0 4 L 4 - 9  
  27/03/1974 Newport FH 0 2 0 0 4 W 12 - 4  
  13/04/1974 Barbarians FH 1 0 1 0 7 W 11 - 9  
  20/04/1974 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  22/04/1974 Maesteg FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  27/04/1974 Bideford Presidents XV FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 3  
  29/04/1974 Penryn FH 0 3 1 1 12 W 32 - 3  
  30/04/1974 Hayle FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 25 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1974 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 2 1 1 10 W 26 - 6  
  07/09/1974 Moseley FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 7  
  11/09/1974 Bristol Bears FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 7 - 17  
  18/09/1974 Pontypool FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 15  
  28/09/1974 Aberavon FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 9 - 13  
  30/10/1974 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 12 - 13  
  02/11/1974 Oxford University FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  06/11/1974 Newport FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  09/11/1974 Hendy FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 30 - 6  
  23/11/1974 Scarlets FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 15 - 9  
  30/11/1974 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  04/12/1974 Neath FH 1 1 1 1 12 W 20 - 9  
  07/12/1974 Swansea FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 15 - 6  
  14/12/1974 Ystradgynlais FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 11 - 0  
  21/12/1974 London Welsh FH 0 1 0 0 2 W 14 - 10  
  28/12/1974 Ebbw Vale FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 9 - 3  
  01/01/1975 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  01/02/1975 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 D 9 - 9  
  28/02/1975 Heriot's FP FH 0 1 0 1 5 W 13 - 7  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Newport - Pontypool -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Honours: - Wales B - Wales Schools - Wales U25 -

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