|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.
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