Gareth Baber

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Gareth Baber
Full name Gareth Colin Baber
Date of birth (1972-05-23) 23 May 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Weight 13.5 st (86 kg)
University Swansea University
Oxford University
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Head Coach
current team Hong Kong Hong Kong national rugby sevens team
Playing career
Position Scrum half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)


Wales Cardiff RFC
Wales Pontypridd RFC
Wales Aberavon RFC
England Bristol


correct as of 30 June 2014.
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–2007 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 75 (30)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
Wales Wales 7's
correct as of 30 June 2014.
Coaching career
Years Club / team
2013– Hong Kong national rugby sevens team
correct as of 5 November 2013.

Gareth Baber (born 23 May 1972) is a Welsh former rugby footballer and now a rugby union coach. He is the current coach of the Hong Kong national rugby sevens team.[1]

During his playing career Baber earned a Blue for Oxford University's rugby team. He also featured at scrum-half for Pontypridd RFC, and featured prominently in Pontypridd's European Shield victory over London Irish in 2001 where he appeared on the Wing.

Baber was assistant coach with the Wales National Under 20 team. Baber was also academy skills coach at Welsh regional side Cardiff Blues.[2] In July 2011 Baber and Justin Burnell were appointed Head Coaches of the Cardiff Blues following the resignation of Dai Young.[3]

Gareth Baber signed to become head of men's rugby sevens at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 4 November 2013. He will direct Hong Kong's senior men's, women's and youth programs at elite level.[1]


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