Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 18/05/1948 (70)
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

Newport born Keith made his Newport RFC debut at Ebbw Vale Dec 24th 1966 (W14-6) on leaving Monmouth School. Made senior debut for Abertillery earlier in 1966/7. Scored 122pts in 18 games in 1966/7. Sensational Wales debut age 18 on April 15th 1967 scoring 19 pts (2pgs, 5c, 1t) vs England (34-21) – proudest moment. This beat Jerry Shea’s (Newport) Welsh record of 16pts vs England in 1920 and Don Clarke’s (NZ) World record of 6 pgs vs British Lions. Equalled Jack Bancroft’s record of 1910. Jarrett ran 50yd for his try and kicked 2 pgs and 5 (out of 6) cons. Played for Wales 10 times (9 at centre) scoring 73pts and was late rep for Lions tour to SA in 1968. Set then club record of 30pts in 54-11 win vs Penarth Sept 1968. Helped Newport win Welsh Championship and Wales the Triple Crown / 5 Nations in 1968/9. Left for Barrow RL for transfer fee of £14,000 in Sept 1969. Played for Wales RL and was picked before he had actually signed for Barrow! Suffered first of three strokes in 1973 which ended his playing career.

Played cricket for Glamorgan CC as did father Harold. Last game for Newport vs Bath in 1969. Nickname: "Batman".

Newport RFC record : 1966/7-1969/70:  82 apps / 28t / 86p / 121c = 584pts.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1966/1967 18 13 3 2 4 25 20 0 122  
  1967/1968 34 21 2 11 10 30 35 0 195  
  1968/1969 28 23 2 3 13 62 29 0 250  
  1969/1970 2 2 0 0 1 4 2 0 17  
  Total 82 59 7 16 28 121 86 0 584  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/12/1966 Ebbw Vale CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 6  
  26/12/1966 Watsonians CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  31/12/1966 Penarth CE 0 3 2 0 12 W 36 - 3  
  14/01/1967 Swansea CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 20 - 0  
  27/01/1967 Scarlets CE 0 0 1 0 3 D 6 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 1 2 0 11 W 14 - 9  
  11/02/1967 Leicester Tigers CE 0 1 3 0 11 W 20 - 6  
  18/02/1967 Cardiff CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 17 - 0  
  22/02/1967 Royal Navy CE 1 2 0 0 7 W 13 - 0  
  24/02/1967 Blackheath CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 8  
  04/03/1967 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  15/03/1967 British Army CE 0 4 0 0 8 W 29 - 8  
  20/03/1967 Aberavon CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 9  
  25/03/1967 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 2 0 6 D 9 - 9  
  27/03/1967 London Welsh CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  03/04/1967 Birkenhead Park CE 1 2 1 0 10 W 25 - 0  
  08/04/1967 Newbridge FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 9 - 14  
  19/04/1967 Penarth FB 0 5 0 0 10 W 46 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Penarth CE 1 4 1 0 14 W 35 - 0  
  04/09/1967 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  09/09/1967 Bristol Bears CE 1 1 2 0 11 W 23 - 9  
  30/09/1967 Scarlets CE 0 2 3 0 13 W 19 - 14  
  04/10/1967 Cross Keys CE 1 0 2 0 9 W 15 - 6  
  07/10/1967 Cardiff CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 11 - 6  
  14/10/1967 Blackheath CE 0 1 0 0 2 L 8 - 18  
  18/10/1967 Abertillery CE 0 1 4 0 14 W 17 - 9  
  21/10/1967 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 2 1 0 7 D 13 - 13  
  25/10/1967 Cardiff CE 0 1 1 0 5 D 8 - 8  
  22/11/1967 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 12 - 3  
  25/11/1967 London Welsh CE 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 17  
  28/11/1967 Bristol Bears CE 0 2 2 0 10 W 16 - 9  
  16/12/1967 Harlequins FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 13 - 11  
  23/12/1967 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  26/12/1967 Watsonians FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 11  
  28/12/1967 Leicester Tigers CE 1 2 0 0 7 W 10 - 5  
  01/01/1968 Watsonians CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 5  
  02/01/1968 Hawick CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 16  
  13/01/1968 Swansea CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  27/01/1968 Scarlets CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 14  
  10/02/1968 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 8  
  17/02/1968 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 19  
  21/02/1968 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 14  
  24/02/1968 Blackheath CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  28/02/1968 British Army CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  02/03/1968 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 26  
  09/03/1968 Wasps CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 17 - 3  
  13/03/1968 Royal Navy CE 2 2 0 0 10 W 13 - 0  
  15/03/1968 Aberavon CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 11 - 10  
  25/03/1968 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 1 0 0 5 W 8 - 6  
  27/03/1968 RAF CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 19 - 6  
  30/03/1968 Neath CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  08/04/1968 Aberavon CE 0 0 2 0 6 L 9 - 22  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1968 Penarth CE 2 9 2 0 30 W 54 - 11  
  09/09/1968 Newbridge CE 0 2 2 0 10 W 19 - 12  
  14/09/1968 Bristol Bears CE 1 2 0 0 7 L 13 - 21  
  19/09/1968 Pontypool CE 1 2 0 0 7 W 13 - 6  
  25/09/1968 Cross Keys CE 0 0 2 0 6 W 6 - 0  
  28/09/1968 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/10/1968 Cardiff CE 1 1 1 0 8 W 11 - 6  
  12/10/1968 Blackheath CE 1 4 3 0 20 W 44 - 14  
  19/10/1968 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 4 2 0 14 W 29 - 0  
  23/10/1968 Pontypool CE 0 4 0 0 8 W 23 - 3  
  26/10/1968 Wasps CE 0 5 0 0 10 W 28 - 3  
  30/10/1968 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 1 2 0 8 D 14 - 14  
  02/11/1968 Penarth CE 0 7 1 0 17 W 50 - 6  
  09/11/1968 Cardiff CE 0 0 2 0 6 W 9 - 6  
  23/11/1968 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 31  
  27/11/1968 Abertillery CE 0 2 2 0 10 W 16 - 9  
  30/11/1968 Scarlets CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 8 - 0  
  07/12/1968 Bristol Bears CE 0 1 1 0 5 W 11 - 8  
  21/12/1968 Harlequins CE 2 3 2 0 18 W 29 - 0  
  11/01/1969 Swansea CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 10 - 6  
  25/01/1969 Scarlets CE 0 2 2 0 10 W 16 - 9  
  01/03/1969 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  14/03/1969 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  29/03/1969 Neath CE 2 3 1 0 15 W 24 - 6  
  05/04/1969 Newbridge CE 0 1 1 0 5 L 8 - 24  
  07/04/1969 London Welsh CE 0 2 0 0 4 W 13 - 6  
  16/04/1969 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 D 9 - 9  
  19/04/1969 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 2 4 1 0 17 W 26 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1969 Penarth CE 1 3 0 0 9 W 30 - 6  
  24/09/1969 Bath Rugby CE 0 1 2 0 8 W 14 - 13  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 10 6 2 2 2 17 11 0 73  
Clubs: - London Welsh - Abertillery - Newport - Barrow Raiders -
Education: - Monmouth School -
Region: - Monmouthshire -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales RL -

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