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Gareeth Anscombe

Gareth Anscombe

Cap No 1123

Profile Biog
DOB 10th May 1991
Birthplace North Shore
Position Fly Half/Full Back
Club/Region Cardiff Blues
Height 1.83 m (6' 0“)
Weight 86.82 kg (13st 7lbs)
Honours Wales (27 caps)

Gareth Anscombe became only the seventh New Zealand-born player to play for Wales when he came on as a replacement in the first World Cup warm-up game against Ireland at the Millennium Stadium in 2015, following the footsteps of Hemi Taylor, Dale McIntosh, Shane Howarth, Brett Sinkinson, Matt Cardey and Sonny Parker.

He qualified for Wales through his Welsh-born mother, Tracy, who hails from Cardiff. His father, Mark, is the former Auckland, Ulster and Canada head coach.

He first grabbed the rugby headlines when he was the top points scorer with 84 at the 2011 Junior World Championships in Italy playing for New Zealand. That haul included 22 points, with 11 out of 12 conversions, in a 92-0 hammering of Wales in a pool match. He was named man of the match in the final in which New Zealand beat England, scoring 18 points with a perfect seven out of seven goal kicks.

He played at full-back for the Chiefs in their 2013 Super Rugby final victory over the Brumbies. He also played for the Blues in Auckland before signing for Cardiff Blues in 2014. He received his first Welsh call as part of a 34-man squad for the 2015 Six Nations, but didn’t get a game. He went on to make his international debut against Ireland on 8 August, 2015, at the Millennium Stadium.

His Wales bow came as a replacement at outside-half for James Hook, but his first two starts were at full-back against Australia and South Africa at the 2015 World Cup. His first international start in the No 10 jersey came against Japan in November, 2016. He was the starting outside-half in four of the five Grand Slam matches in 2019 and scored 43 points. That total included 20 of the 25 points in the crucial final game at home against Ireland.

He helped Cardiff Blues win the European Challenge Cup in 2018 by kicking a vital late penalty in a 31-30 win over Gloucester in Bilbao. In the summer of 2019 he switched regions and joined the Ospreys.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

James Davies

James Davies

Flanker

Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies

Centre

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Elliot Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Tomas Francis

Tomas Francis

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

George North

George North

Wing

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Taulupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon Brown

Leon Brown

Prop

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Hardy

Kieran Hardy

Half back

Callum Sheedy

Callum Sheedy

Fly half

Johnny Williams

Johnny Williams

Centre

Lloyd Williams

Lloyd Williams

Scrum half

James Botham

James Botham

Flanker

Rhodri Jones

Rhodri Jones

Prop

Willis Halaholo

Uilisi Halaholo

Centre

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