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. He Joined Newport as a 15 year old youth & joined Cardiff in 1972/73. He played alongside Gareth Edwards but his game never really took off and he left in 1974/75. Keith played for several Gwent clubs before rejoining Newport in 1978. He was captain of Newport United in 1982/83, he spent a year playing for Brescia in Italy. Keith gained international honours at U15s & U16s for Wales, Wales Youth & Wales B cap. He also played for Wales U25s against Canada in 1971.

Later he took up coaching at Newport, Newbridge, Abercynon, Nelson & Llanharran. In 2000 /01 he was assistant coach at 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 Rugby 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 Rugby 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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