|Full name||Robert Wanbon|
16 November 1943 |
Port Talbot, Wales
|≤29 Jan 1968–29 Jan 68||Aberavon RFC|
|29 Jan 1968–30 Aug 71||St. Helens|
|30 Aug 1971–≥75||Warrington|
Robert "Bobby" Wanbon ( Port Talbot, is a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales and at club level for Aberavon RFC, as a Number eight, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for St. Helens, and Warrington, as a Prop, or Second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.16 November 1943 ) born in
Wanbon won a cap for Wales (RU) while at Aberavon in 1968 against England on Saturday 20 January 1968, scoring a try.
Challenge Cup final appearances
Bobby Wanbon signed for St. Helens (RL) from Aberavon (RU) nine-days after appearing for Wales (RU) against England (RU), for £4500 (based on increases in average earnings, this would be approximately £114,000 in 2009).
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- "Measuring Worth - Relative Value of UK Pounds". Measuring Worth. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Profile at scrum.com
- Profile at saints.org.uk
- Beryl's Swinging Sixties
- Warrington's World Cup heroes – Bobby Wanbon