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Rob Ackerman - Second row

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Rob Ackerman
Heritage No349
Date Of Birth02/03/1961
Place Of BirthEbbw Vale
Height180
Weight91
EducationChrist College, Brecon
ClubsSalford Red Devils, Carlisle, Leeds Rhinos, Whitehaven, Cardiff, London Welsh, Newport, Eastern Suburbs
HonoursWales RL, Wales, British and Irish Lions, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Brought up in rugby union in South Wales, he made his full Wales RU debut on 1 November 1980 against the All Blacks at Cardiff, at the age of 19. That was the first of his 22 WRU caps, and he was also a British and Irish Lions tourist to New Zealand in 1993 whilst with London Welsh, winning two full caps. He turned professional on 13 April 1986 when he signed for Whitehaven and finished his rugby league at Salford in 1993. On retirement, he moved to New Zealand, then to Australia, teaching sport in schools and also coaching local rugby union.
SEASON P W D L TRY GOALS DG PTS
1991-1992 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
1992-1993 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
1993-1994 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 5 3 0 2 2 0 0 8
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