Rob Webber

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Rob Webber
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Full name Robert Webber
Date of birth (1986-08-01) 1 August 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth York, England
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb)[1]
School Pocklington School
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Hooker
Youth clubs
Pocklington RUFC
Blackheath F.C.
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2003–2005
2005–2012
2012 –
Leeds Carnegie
London Wasps
Bath Rugby
2
109
(0)
(15)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009 –
2012 –
England Saxons
England
6
8
(5)
(5)
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2008 England London

Rob Webber (born 1 August 1986 in York, England) is a rugby union player for Bath Rugby in the English Premiership. Webber's position of choice is as at hooker and he can also play in the back-row.

Club career[edit]

He played for Leeds Carnegie in the 2004–05 European Challenge Cup.[2] Webber joined London Wasps ahead of the 2005–06 season.[3]

After initially breaking into the Wasps team as an open-side flanker, Webber established himself as the club's first choice hooker during the 2008–09 season. His form in the 2009–10 season saw him made Wasps captain during the absence of Tom Rees, and in March 2010 he agreed a new two-year deal with the club.[4]

In January 2012 he signed with Bath Rugby a three-year deal starting from the 2012/13 season where he had the honour of playing with the far superior Tom Biggs.[5]

Rob Webber went to Pocklington, meaning he had nice mates. Nice Mates, Rob.

International career[edit]

Webber represented England at U16, U18 and U19 level. He competed for England at the 2006 Under 21 Rugby World Championship.[6]

He represented England at the 2008 London Sevens.[7]

Rob "I wish I was Rob Vickerman" Webber was a member of the England Saxons squad that participated in the 2008 Churchill Cup, although he did not take the field.

He made his England Saxons debut against Portugal,[8] then started all three games at the 2009 Churchill Cup.[9]

Webber was a member of the Senior England squad for the 2010 Summer tour of Australasia, playing against the New Zealand Māori.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby – London Wasps". web page. Premier Rugby. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rob Webber – Statbunker". STATBUNKER. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Wasps Academy continues to develop talent". London Wasps official site. 10 August 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Webber leads side for his 50th GP game as he commits to Wasps". London Wasps official site. 5 March 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wasps hooker Rob Webber to join Bath". BBC Sport. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  6. ^ "England U21s off to flying start". BBC Sport. 9 June 2006. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Frustrating finish for England". RFU. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "England Saxons 66–0 Portugal". BBC Sport. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Ireland A 49–22 England Saxons". BBC Sport. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  10. ^ "New Zealand Maori 35–28 England". BBC Sport. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 

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