Doug Ackerman

Doug Ackerman

Position: Back Row

Born 27/06/1929
Died 09/01/2014
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 180cm / 5' 11"
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

5’11 & 13st 7. School sprint champion. Attended Birmingham University. Played for Birmingham. Newport RFC debut 1949/50 - Dec 26th 1949 vs Birkenhead Park at Rodney Parade (W22-6). Most apps (with G Hirst) in 39/40 matches in successful season of 1950/1 (P40 W37 D1 L2). Vice captain in 1953/4 taking over until nearly Christmas when Malcolm Thomas broke leg in Final Trial. Left Newport in 1956/7 after making 229 appearances. Proud moments included playing against 1951/2 Springboks – once for Midland Counties (L) at Highfield Rd while a student at Birmingham University and then for Newport at RP (L6-12). They only lost 1 match out of 31 that tour. Also played vs NZ in 1954 (L6-11). Played vs South Africa Universities 1956 (L3-6) who included D Ackermann, Springbok international who scored a try). Gained 7 Welsh Schoolboy caps but not the full cap many thought he deserved. Played for British Universities, UAU, Monmouthshire and Crawshays. Moved to Ebbw Vale with career at Steelworks and spent 2 seasons with Ebbw Vale helping them win Snelling 7’s in 1958. Honorary Secretary 1980-9. Father of Robert.

Former player, Hon Secretary and Vice President of Crawshays.

Newport RFC record : 1949/50-1956/7 : 230 apps / 17t.

Died Dec 9th 2014, Glasgow.

 

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1949/1950 19 17 2 0 1 0 0 0 3  
  1950/1951 39 36 1 2 3 0 0 0 9  
  1951/1952 39 30 2 7 2 0 0 0 6  
  1952/1953 9 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 3  
  1953/1954 33 19 3 11 4 0 0 0 12  
  1954/1955 39 29 4 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  1955/1956 31 25 2 4 3 0 0 0 9  
  1956/1957 21 14 2 5 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 230 177 16 37 17 0 0 0 51  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/12/1949 Birkenhead Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  14/01/1950 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  21/01/1950 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  28/01/1950 Richmond N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  08/02/1950 Oxford University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  11/02/1950 Leicester Tigers N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  18/02/1950 Bath Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  25/02/1950 Blackheath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  11/03/1950 Wasps FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  18/03/1950 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  25/03/1950 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/04/1950 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  08/04/1950 Devonport Services N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  11/04/1950 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  15/04/1950 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  22/04/1950 Plymouth Albion N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  24/04/1950 Torquay FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  25/04/1950 Exeter Chiefs N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  29/04/1950 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1950 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  09/09/1950 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  16/09/1950 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  23/09/1950 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  30/09/1950 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  07/10/1950 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  14/10/1950 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  21/10/1950 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  28/10/1950 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  04/11/1950 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  11/11/1950 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  18/11/1950 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1950 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  09/12/1950 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  23/12/1950 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  26/12/1950 Watsonians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  30/12/1950 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  06/01/1951 Devonport Services FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  13/01/1951 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  20/01/1951 Coventry FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 5  
  27/01/1951 Richmond FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 6  
  03/02/1951 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 9  
  08/02/1951 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  10/02/1951 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/02/1951 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  03/03/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  10/03/1951 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  17/03/1951 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  24/03/1951 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  26/03/1951 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  27/03/1951 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  31/03/1951 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  07/04/1951 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/04/1951 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  14/04/1951 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/04/1951 Torquay FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  24/04/1951 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/04/1951 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1951 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  15/09/1951 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  22/09/1951 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 8  
  24/09/1951 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  29/09/1951 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  13/10/1951 Blackheath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 35 - 0  
  20/10/1951 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  27/10/1951 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  03/11/1951 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  10/11/1951 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  17/11/1951 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  24/11/1951 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  01/12/1951 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  15/12/1951 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  22/12/1951 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  26/12/1951 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  27/12/1951 Rosslyn Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  31/12/1951 Cognac FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  10/01/1952 South Africa Fwd 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  12/01/1952 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/01/1952 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/01/1952 Richmond N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  02/02/1952 Bath Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  16/02/1952 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 11  
  23/02/1952 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 8  
  01/03/1952 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  13/03/1952 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  15/03/1952 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  22/03/1952 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  24/03/1952 Torquay FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  25/03/1952 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  29/03/1952 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  03/04/1952 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  05/04/1952 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  12/04/1952 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  15/04/1952 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/04/1952 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 17  
  26/04/1952 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/10/1952 Cardiff FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 3 - 9  
  11/10/1952 Blackheath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  18/10/1952 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  25/10/1952 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  28/03/1953 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  13/04/1953 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1953 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  18/04/1953 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  25/04/1953 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1953 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 11 - 11  
  12/09/1953 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  17/09/1953 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  19/09/1953 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  26/09/1953 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  03/10/1953 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  05/10/1953 Lansdowne N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 14  
  07/10/1953 Dolphin N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  10/10/1953 Blackheath N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 3  
  17/10/1953 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/10/1953 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  31/10/1953 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  07/11/1953 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  14/11/1953 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  21/11/1953 Cambridge University N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 15  
  26/12/1953 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 9  
  02/01/1954 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/01/1954 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  16/01/1954 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  21/01/1954 New Zealand SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  23/01/1954 Richmond FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  13/02/1954 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  27/02/1954 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  06/03/1954 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/03/1954 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  17/03/1954 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  20/03/1954 Rosslyn Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  27/03/1954 Gloucester Rugby N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 0  
  10/04/1954 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  19/04/1954 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 15  
  20/04/1954 Barbarians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 3  
  24/04/1954 Abertillery N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  29/04/1954 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1954 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  11/09/1954 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  18/09/1954 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  23/09/1954 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  25/09/1954 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  02/10/1954 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/10/1954 Lansdowne FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  06/10/1954 Dolphin FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  09/10/1954 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  16/10/1954 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  23/10/1954 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  30/10/1954 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 16  
  06/11/1954 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  13/11/1954 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  20/11/1954 Abertillery N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  27/11/1954 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  04/12/1954 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  11/12/1954 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/12/1954 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  27/12/1954 Watsonians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  28/12/1954 Ebbw Vale N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  01/01/1955 Newbridge N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  08/01/1955 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  22/01/1955 Richmond N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  29/01/1955 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  05/02/1955 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  10/02/1955 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  12/02/1955 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  19/02/1955 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  05/03/1955 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/03/1955 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  19/03/1955 Rosslyn Park N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  26/03/1955 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  02/04/1955 Aberavon FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  11/04/1955 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  12/04/1955 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 14 - 14  
  16/04/1955 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  25/04/1955 Devonport Services N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  26/04/1955 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1955 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  10/09/1955 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  17/09/1955 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 5  
  24/09/1955 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  01/10/1955 Cardiff FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 6  
  08/10/1955 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  15/10/1955 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  22/10/1955 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 11  
  29/10/1955 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  12/11/1955 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  19/11/1955 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  26/11/1955 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 14  
  03/12/1955 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  17/12/1955 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  24/12/1955 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  26/12/1955 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  31/12/1955 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  07/01/1956 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  14/01/1956 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  21/01/1956 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/01/1956 Richmond FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  09/02/1956 South African Universities FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  17/03/1956 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  24/03/1956 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  31/03/1956 Birkenhead Park FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 5  
  02/04/1956 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  03/04/1956 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  07/04/1956 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  17/04/1956 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  21/04/1956 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  30/04/1956 Cross Keys FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 11 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/09/1956 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  15/09/1956 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  22/09/1956 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  29/09/1956 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  06/10/1956 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  13/10/1956 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  20/10/1956 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  27/10/1956 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  03/11/1956 Abertillery N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  10/11/1956 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  14/11/1956 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  17/11/1956 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  22/11/1956 Oxford University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  24/11/1956 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  01/12/1956 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 19  
  08/12/1956 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  22/12/1956 Plymouth Albion FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 0  
  29/12/1956 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 15  
  02/02/1957 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  07/02/1957 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Ebbw Vale - Newport -
Education: - Birmingham University -
Region: - Midland Counties - Monmouthshire -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - British Universities -

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