Rob Ackerman (rugby)

Robert Ackerman
Ackerman in 2013, watching the St Pat's Silverstream 2nd XV beat Wellington College
Full name Robert Angus Ackerman
Date of birth (1961-03-02) 2 March 1961
Place of birth Ebbw Vale, Wales
Occupation(s) School Teacher
Rugby league career
Position Centre, Second-row, Loose forward/Lock
Professional clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Carlisle Border Raiders
National teams
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1991…1993 Wales 5 8
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Newport RFC
London Welsh RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
British Lions

Robert Angus Ackerman (born 2 March 1961)[1] is a Welsh former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer. In 1983 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions whilst playing for London Welsh RFC. A centre, he also played club rugby for Newport RFC. He was educated at Christ College Brecon.

He made his Welsh debut on 1 November 1980 against the All Blacks at Cardiff.[2] He also played rugby league, turning professional on 13 April 1986 when he signed for Whitehaven in Cumbria. He went on to play for Leeds, Carlisle Border Raiders and finished his rugby league at Salford in 1993. He taught at Christ's College, Canterbury, New Zealand and coached the 1st XV in 2008. As of 2012, Ackerman teaches Physical Education at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, New Zealand. Ackerman is currently the coach of the Silverstream 1st XV rugby team, leading the team to victory at the 2012 Wellington Premier 1 Finals.[3]


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