Rob Ackerman (rugby)
Ackerman in 2013, watching the St Pat's Silverstream 2nd XV beat Wellington College
|Full name||Robert Angus Ackerman|
|Date of birth||2 March 1961|
|Place of birth||Ebbw Vale, Wales|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
Robert Angus Ackerman (born 2 March 1961) is a Welsh former dual-code international rugby union and rugby league footballer. In 1983 he toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions whilst playing for London Welsh RFC. A centre, he also played club rugby for Newport RFC. He was educated at Christ College Brecon.
He made his Welsh début on 1 November 1980 against the All Blacks at Cardiff. He also played rugby league, turning professional on 13 April 1986 when he signed for Whitehaven in Cumbria. He went on to play for Leeds, Carlisle Border Raiders and finished his rugby league at Salford in 1993. He taught at Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand and coached the 1st XV in 2008. In 2012, Ackerman taught Physical Education at St Patrick's College, Silverstream, New Zealand. Ackerman was also the coach of the Silverstream 1st XV rugby team, leading the team to victory at the 2012 Wellington Premier 1 Finals. He is currently the Director of Coaching for Rugby at Haileybury College in Melbourne, Australia.
- Rob Ackerman rugby union player profile Scrum.com
- Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1981-82 Vivian Jenkins (1982) pg 42 ISBN 0-907574-05-X