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Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb
Rhys Webb. Wales Grand Slam Celebration, Senedd 19 March 2012.jpg
Webb at Wales Grand Slam Celebration in Senedd, 19 March 2012
Birth name Rhys Webb
Date of birth (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Bridgend, Wales
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb; 205 lb)
School Brynteg Comprehensive School
Children Regan, Jesse, Remi Charles
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006-2009
2009-2011
2018-
Bridgend
Aberavon
Toulon
13
12
3
(20)
(15)
(0)
Correct as of 3 January 2011
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007-2018 Ospreys 139 (165)
Correct as of 28 January 2017
Current local club RC Toulon
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2004
2006
2007
2008
2012-
2017
Wales U16
Wales U18
Wales U19
Wales U20
Wales
British and Irish Lions
?
?
7
7
31
2
(?)
(?)
(0)
(5)
(35)
(5)
Correct as of 2 December 2015
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2009 Wales 7's

Rhys Webb (born 9 December 1988)[1] is a Welsh international rugby union player who plays at Scrum-half for Ospreys[2] and Wales.

In 2008/09, Webb pushed his way into the Ospreys starting 15 after injuries to fellow scrum-halves Mike Phillips and Jamie Nutbrown. He plays his domestic rugby for Aberavon in the Principality Premiership,[3] having previously played for Bridgend Ravens and Bridgend Athletic. Webb, a scrum half, was a member of the age grade set up in the Ospreys region, winning the Reebok Regional Championship trophy with the Ospreys U18 during the 2005-2006 season and as a losing finalist with the Ospreys U20 during the 2006-2007 season.

Webb was born in Bridgend. He played for Wales U18 in the 2005-2006 U18 Home Four Nations Championship and was called up as a member of the 2006-2007 Wales U19 set up for the IRB U19 World Championships. He was called up to the Wales U20 squad for the 2007-2008 RBS U20 Six Nations Championships where he played three times and scored a try, and was also in the squad for the 2008 IRB Junior World Championships.

Webb was a member of the Wales squad that won the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Dubai and continues to be part of the national rugby sevens set-up in 2010.[4]

In January 2012 he was called into the Wales 35-man senior squad for the training camp in Poland prior to the 2012 Six Nations Championship.[5] He made his full international debut for Wales against Italy on 10 March 2012 as a second-half replacement.

In March 2015, he became the eighth player to sign a dual-contract between club and the WRU.[6]

On 6 September 2015, Webb was injured during a warm up match against Italy and was ruled out of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He was replaced by Gareth Davies.

Recalled during the 2016 Six Nations Championship after a remarkable recovery producing Man of the Match performances for the Ospreys, Webb replaced Gareth Davies as scrum-half during the match against England. He was then back at first choice for his position, starting for Wales' last match of the tournament against Italy.

Webb was selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. He appeared as a replacement in two of the Test Matches on the tour, and scored one try. [7]

On 10 October 2017, it was announced that Webb would leave Ospreys after 10 years with the regions to join top French club Toulon in the Top 14 from a three-year contract. They made an agreement with Webb, that would allow him to continue playing for Wales.[8]

References

  1. ^ Rhys Webb WRU profile[permanent dead link] WRU.co.uk
  2. ^ Rhys Webb player profile Scrum.com
  3. ^ Aberavon beat Ebbw Vale 3 March 2010 Walesonline.co.uk
  4. ^ Craig Hill back for Wales sevens ur7s.com
  5. ^ "Gavin Henson included in Wales' 35-man training squad".
  6. ^ "Wales and Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb signs dual contract". 17 March 2015 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. ^ "Lions Tour Party - Rhys Webb".
  8. ^ "Rhys Webb signs three-year deal with Toulon, but he'll still be available to play for Wales". The 42.ie. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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