John Yapp

John Yapp

Position: Prop

Date Of Birth 09/04/1983 (34)
Place Of Birth Cardiff
Height 188cm / 6' 2"
Weight 118kg / 18st 8lbs

Nicknamed Digger - John Yapp first played for Cardiff at Christmas 2002. Making his first team debut against Ebbw Vale on Boxing Day at the age of 18 years.

Despite his age he featured in 17 of a possible 19 games before the end of the season.Yapp represented Cardiff Youth and under 21s also playing for Wales at U19 level.

Educated at Cowbridge Comprehensive School, he had first team experience with the Llantwit Major and Pontypridd

He won his first Welsh cap as a substitute against England in the 2005 RBS 6 Nations. Following the 2005 Six Nations he made appearances on Wales summer tour to North America and the autumn international against Fiji, but missed out on the 2006 Six Nations. He returned to the international stage in 2008.

After discussions with coach Dai Young and national coach Warren Gatland about the possibility of switching from Loose head to Tight head prop. He headed out to Australia to play for Tuggeranong Vikings to become familiar with his new role in the scrum, before returning to the Cardiff Blues.   

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2002/2003 17 11 1 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  2003/2004 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  2004/2005 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  2008/2009 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 24 14 1 9 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/12/2002 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  01/01/2003 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 31  
  18/01/2003 Biarritz Olympique PB Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 75  
  24/01/2003 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 19  
  04/02/2003 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 39  
  08/02/2003 Bonymaen Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 16  
  28/02/2003 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 20 - 20  
  05/04/2003 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 18  
  12/04/2003 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 22  
  19/04/2003 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 44  
  22/04/2003 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 24  
  25/04/2003 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 17  
  10/05/2003 Caerphilly Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 32  
  16/05/2003 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 35  
  23/05/2003 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 27  
  27/05/2003 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 13  
  30/05/2003 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/10/2003 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 17  
  29/10/2003 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 26  
  01/11/2003 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 29  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/10/2004 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/2008 Merthyr PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 14  
  20/09/2008 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 23  
  11/10/2008 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 26  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 21 14 0 7 0 0 0 0 0  

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