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Gareth Delve
Wales
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Full name Gareth Leon Delve
Born December 30, 1982, Cardiff
Current age 31 years 331 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Cardiff Blues, Gloucester Rugby, Melbourne Rebels, Wales
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 246 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2006-2010 11 2 9 5 1 0 0 0 5 6 0 45.45
Five/Six Nations 2006-2010 7 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 71.42

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Scotland at Millennium Stadium, Feb 12, 2006 match details
Last Test Wales v Italy at Millennium Stadium, Mar 20, 2010 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2002-2010 79 45 34 25 5 0 0 0 33 43 3 43.67
Bath Rugby 2002-2007 44 14 30 20 4 0 0 0 16 26 2 38.63
Gloucester Rugby 2007-2010 35 31 4 5 1 0 0 0 17 17 1 50.00
Profile

Gareth Delve made his Wales debut in 2006 against Scotland having come to the attention of the selectors with a series of strong showings for Bath.

Born and raised in Cardiff, Delve accepted a scholarship to Colston's Collegiate School in Bristol before alerting the interests of Bath and signing a contract in 2001. Delve initially struggled for game time but his imposing power game, seen more often than not at No.8, made him an attractive proposition.

He remained on the periphery of the Wales side following a switch to Gloucester, but was part of the squad that won a Six Nations Grand Slam in 2008. Later that year he made his first start, against South Africa in Pretoria, but suffered a knee injury that would rule him out of the start of Gloucester's season.

It also marked the start of a spell in the international wildnerness which only came to an end two years later when Delve was selected at No.8 for Wales' Six Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin. Warren Gatland's side were beaten at Croke Park and Delve was dropped to the bench for the following weekend's encounter with Italy.

Shortly after the end of the Championship, Delve announced that he would be leaving Gloucester, whom he had captained for two years, to join the newly-formed Melbourne Rebels. Delve penned a two-year contract with the Australian outfit and became the first Welshman to play in the Super Rugby series.

Midway through his second season with the Rebels he signed a contract extension, committing himself to another season in Super Rugby.

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Mar 26, 2013
Melbourne Rebels' Gareth Delve hits a tackle bag
Melbourne Rebels' Gareth Delve hits a tackle bag
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Feb 22, 2013
Melbourne Rebels' Gareth Delve wins a line-out
Melbourne Rebels' Gareth Delve wins a line-out
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Feb 15, 2013
Wales international Gareth Delve will lead Melbourne in 2013.
Wales international Gareth Delve will lead Melbourne in 2013.
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Feb 13, 2013
The Reds' James Horwill and Western Force's Matt Hodgson pose during the 2013 Australian Super Rugby launch
The Reds' James Horwill and Western Force's Matt Hodgson pose during the 2013 Australian Super Rugby launch
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