Rob Ackerman

Rob Ackerman

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 02/03/1961 (56)
Place Of Birth Ebbw Vale
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 91kg / 14st 4lbs

Played for Christ College, Brecon, Wales Schools U19. Newport RFC debut 1979/80 age 18yrs on 12th Jan 1980 at Maesteg on wing in WRU Cup (W10-6) and won Wales B cap in Oct 1980. Voted “Newport’s Sportsman of Year” in 1980. Jointly holds Newport record (with 3 others) of scoring 6 tries in a match vs Gloucester in 1980.  22 caps for Wales - debut vs New Zealand at Cardiff in 1980 (proudest moment). 1983 British Lions tour to NZ playing in test at Canterbury (second proudest moment). Left to join Cardiff. Also played for London Welsh and Barbarians. Switched to RL in April 1986. Played for Whitehaven, Salford and Wales RL. Retired end 1992/3. Son of former Newport captain (acting) Doug Ackerman. Teacher. Later coached in Christchurch, NZ, West of Scotland and Glasgow Hawks.

NRFC record : 1979-82 : 76 apps / 29t = 116pts.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1979/1980 21 8 1 12 6 0 0 0 24  
  1980/1981 25 10 3 12 13 0 0 0 52  
  1981/1982 30 13 1 16 10 0 0 0 40  
  Total 76 31 5 40 29 0 0 0 116  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/01/1980 Maesteg WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  22/01/1980 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 38  
  26/01/1980 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  30/01/1980 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  02/02/1980 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  09/02/1980 Leicester Tigers WI 2 0 0 0 8 L 14 - 16  
  13/02/1980 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  23/02/1980 Newbridge WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  27/02/1980 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  04/03/1980 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  08/03/1980 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 10  
  11/03/1980 Abertillery WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 19 - 0  
  22/03/1980 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  29/03/1980 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 23  
  31/03/1980 Hawick WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 14 - 0  
  05/04/1980 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 19  
  07/04/1980 London Welsh WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 25  
  08/04/1980 Barbarians WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  10/04/1980 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 11  
  12/04/1980 Penryn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 12  
  29/04/1980 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1980 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 47 - 6  
  06/09/1980 Coventry WI 3 0 0 0 12 W 31 - 22  
  10/09/1980 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  13/09/1980 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 20  
  17/09/1980 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 23  
  18/10/1980 Gloucester Rugby WI 6 0 0 0 24 W 38 - 6  
  01/01/1981 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  19/01/1981 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 9  
  24/01/1981 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  28/01/1981 Cross Keys WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  31/01/1981 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 8  
  09/02/1981 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 20  
  14/02/1981 Leicester Tigers WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 37  
  18/03/1981 Cwmbran CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  24/03/1981 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 13  
  28/03/1981 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  04/04/1981 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/04/1981 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 24  
  13/04/1981 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 17  
  18/04/1981 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  20/04/1981 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 12  
  21/04/1981 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 16  
  25/04/1981 Manchester CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  27/04/1981 Royal High School, Edinburgh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 20  
  29/04/1981 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1981 Penarth WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 34 - 10  
  05/09/1981 Coventry WI 1 0 0 0 4 L 10 - 21  
  09/09/1981 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  12/09/1981 Bristol Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 20  
  16/09/1981 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 46  
  19/09/1981 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 4 - 7  
  26/09/1981 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  03/10/1981 Cardiff WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  10/10/1981 Blackheath WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  14/10/1981 Newbridge WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 14  
  17/10/1981 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 19  
  24/10/1981 Wasps WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  31/10/1981 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  03/11/1981 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  07/11/1981 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 22  
  11/11/1981 Pontypridd WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 6  
  14/11/1981 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 20  
  21/11/1981 Llantwit Fardre WI 2 0 0 0 8 W 44 - 13  
  28/11/1981 London Welsh WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 13  
  28/12/1981 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 10  
  01/01/1982 Newport Saracens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  02/01/1982 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  30/01/1982 South Glamorgan Institute WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 7  
  13/02/1982 Leicester Tigers WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 15  
  20/02/1982 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  27/02/1982 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  13/03/1982 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  03/04/1982 Bath Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 21  
  10/04/1982 Moseley WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  22/04/1982 Neath WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 19  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 22 10 0 12 1 0 0 0 4  
  British and Irish Lions 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  

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