Gareth Baber

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Gareth Baber
Full name Gareth Colin Baber
Date of birth (1972-05-23) 23 May 1972 (age 44)
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 Fiji Fiji national rugby sevens team
Playing career
Position Scrum half
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Apps (points)



1997-1999
Wales Cardiff RFC
Wales Pontypridd RFC
Wales Aberavon RFC
England Bristol



33



(55)
Correct as of 30 June 2014
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Apps (points)
2003–2007 Wales Newport Gwent Dragons 75 (30)
National team(s)
Years Club / team Apps (points)
  Wales Wales 7's
Correct as of 30 June 2014
Coaching career
Years Club / team    
2011–2013
2013–2016
2016–
Cardiff Blues
Hong Kong national rugby sevens team
Fiji 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 Fiji national rugby sevens team.

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.[1] In July 2011 Baber and Justin Burnell were appointed Head Coaches of the Cardiff Blues following the resignation of Dai Young.[2]

Since November 2013, Baber has been head of Hong Kong men's rugby sevens and directs the senior men's, women's and youth programmes at elite level.[3] In October 2016 he signed four-year contract with Fiji Rugby Union to coach the Fiji national rugby sevens team.[4]

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