Rhys Webb

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Rhys Webb
Rhys Webb. Wales Grand Slam Celebration, Senedd 19 March 2012.jpg
Webb at Wales Grand Slam Celebration in Senedd, 19 March 2012
Full name Rhys Webb
Date of birth (1988-12-09) 9 December 1988 (age 28)
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
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Correct as of 3 January 2011
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–present Ospreys 139 (165)
Correct as of 28 January 2017
Current local club Ospreys
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Wales U16
Wales U18
Wales U19
Wales U20
British and Irish Lions
Correct as of 10 July 2017
National 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.


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