Scott Gibbs

Scott Gibbs

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 23/01/1971 (46)
Place Of Birth Bridgend
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 99kg / 15st 8lbs

Ian Scott Gibbs' remarkable career spanned both rugby codes, his international career beginning in 1991 v England aged only 19. Moving from Neath to Swansea in 1992 the fast and powerfull centre scored the first try in The Whites' victory over then World Champions Australia. Further big performances helped his side to a Welsh Cup Final and secured a call-up to the 1993 Lions tour to New Zealand. His impressive form saw him replace the England captain Will Carling in the last 2 tests. Following ligament injury in a Barbarians game, Gibbs returned to rugby but in the League code in 1994 with St Helens where he developed into a remarkably powerfull player, representing Wales and Great Britain in that code. Returning to Swansea and Rugby Union in 1996, he brought with him a professional approach and hard edge that soon saw him back in a Wales Jersey. He was selected for the 1997 Lions tour to South Africa and was voted 'Player of the Series' for his devastating tackling and running exemplified by his flooring of the Springbok 2nd row Os du Randt. He aquired the nicknames of the 'pocket battleship', 'car crash' and 'the fastest prop in world rugby' due to these strengths. But he was more than just an impact player and had great vision, an eye for the gap and good hands. His dancing run to score "that try" in the last minute win over England in 1999 ensured his passing into Welsh rugby folklore. He scored twice as Man of the Match in his last of 53 Welsh caps (v Italy) in 2001 and went to Australia for this third Lions Tour in the same year. He captained Swansea for 5 consecutive seasons from 1998-99 to 2002-03, a feat only equalled by W J Bancroft and W J Trew (6 times each).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1991/1992 12 10 0 2 7 0 0 0 28  
  1992/1993 20 16 0 4 4 0 0 0 20  
  1993/1994 10 9 0 1 3 0 0 0 15  
  1996/1997 25 14 1 10 13 0 0 0 65  
  1997/1998 21 13 3 5 7 0 0 0 35  
  1998/1999 22 18 0 4 13 0 0 0 65  
  1999/2000 14 9 0 5 5 0 0 0 25  
  2000/2001 24 16 0 8 8 0 0 0 40  
  2001/2002 24 11 0 13 9 0 0 0 45  
  2002/2003 23 10 0 13 3 0 0 0 15  
  Total 195 126 4 65 72 0 0 0 353  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1992
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/01/1992 Oakdale CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 0  
  05/02/1992 Cardiff CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 36 - 14  
  15/02/1992 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 13  
  22/02/1992 South Wales Police CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 13  
  29/02/1992 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  14/03/1992 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 22  
  28/03/1992 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 12  
  11/04/1992 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 4  
  18/04/1992 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  25/04/1992 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 6  
  04/05/1992 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  16/05/1992 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 16  
Season Breakdown for 1993
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1992 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  12/09/1992 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 6  
  19/09/1992 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 73 - 24  
  26/09/1992 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  03/10/1992 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 29 - 12  
  17/10/1992 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  24/10/1992 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 44 - 20  
  04/11/1992 Australia CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 21 - 6  
  14/11/1992 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  05/12/1992 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  12/12/1992 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 0  
  19/12/1992 Abercynon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 75 - 0  
  15/01/1993 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 15  
  23/01/1993 Tenby United CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  30/01/1993 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 8  
  27/02/1993 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 11  
  13/03/1993 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 16  
  06/04/1993 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 32 - 16  
  24/04/1993 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 29  
  28/04/1993 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
Season Breakdown for 1994
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1993 Dunvant CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 11  
  11/09/1993 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  18/09/1993 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  25/09/1993 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 40  
  02/10/1993 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 10  
  30/10/1993 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 3  
  06/11/1993 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  13/11/1993 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 10 - 3  
  20/11/1993 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 22 - 6  
  01/12/1993 Dunvant CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
Season Breakdown for 1997
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1996 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 57 - 3  
  11/09/1996 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 87  
  14/09/1996 Dunvant CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 26  
  18/09/1996 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 19  
  21/09/1996 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 30  
  28/09/1996 Treorchy CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 85 - 21  
  12/10/1996 London Irish CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 63 - 38  
  16/10/1996 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  19/10/1996 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 62 - 12  
  26/10/1996 Union Bordeaux-Begles CE 2 0 0 0 10 D 31 - 31  
  02/11/1996 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 54  
  09/11/1996 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  07/12/1996 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 10  
  28/12/1996 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 17  
  25/01/1997 Dunvant CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 71 - 10  
  22/02/1997 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 19  
  02/03/1997 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 31  
  08/03/1997 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 12 - 42  
  12/04/1997 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 15  
  16/04/1997 Treorchy CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 50 - 12  
  19/04/1997 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 31  
  26/04/1997 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 33  
  29/04/1997 Caerphilly CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 52 - 38  
  03/05/1997 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 20 - 42  
  10/05/1997 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 64 - 17  
Season Breakdown for 1998
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  23/08/1997 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 14  
  07/09/1997 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 31  
  13/09/1997 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 33 - 16  
  21/09/1997 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 35  
  27/09/1997 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 28  
  04/10/1997 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 22  
  25/10/1997 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 25  
  01/11/1997 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 26  
  06/12/1997 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 63 - 15  
  13/12/1997 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 31 - 22  
  20/12/1997 Whitland Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  27/12/1997 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 24 - 24  
  14/01/1998 Northern Bulls CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 34 - 34  
  31/01/1998 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 11  
  14/02/1998 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 - 26  
  28/02/1998 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 66 - 12  
  14/03/1998 Ebbw Vale CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 63 - 3  
  18/04/1998 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 28  
  02/05/1998 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 71 - 19  
  09/05/1998 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 39 - 20  
  16/05/1998 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 45 - 27  
Season Breakdown for 1999
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1998 Newcastle Falcons CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 14  
  26/09/1998 Richmond CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 28  
  03/10/1998 Saracens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 32  
  10/10/1998 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  17/10/1998 London Irish CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 20  
  20/10/1998 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 18  
  31/10/1998 Sale Sharks CE 2 0 0 0 10 L 22 - 24  
  07/11/1998 London Scottish CE 3 0 0 0 15 W 76 - 5  
  05/12/1998 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 31 - 15  
  12/12/1998 Harlequins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 18  
  19/12/1998 Risca CE 3 0 0 0 15 W 57 - 8  
  20/12/1998 Bedford Blues CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 14  
  26/12/1998 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 17  
  02/01/1999 Richmond CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 57 - 3  
  16/01/1999 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 13  
  24/01/1999 Saracens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 29 - 59  
  30/01/1999 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 60 - 38  
  27/02/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 16  
  27/03/1999 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 14  
  17/04/1999 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 3  
  24/04/1999 London Irish CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 34 - 31  
  15/05/1999 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 10  
Season Breakdown for 2000
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/11/1999 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 34  
  20/11/1999 Rugby Petrarca SRL CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 66 - 19  
  27/11/1999 Stade Toulousain CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 46  
  04/12/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 8  
  10/12/1999 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  26/12/1999 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 30  
  26/02/2000 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  11/03/2000 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 21 - 23  
  25/03/2000 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 19  
  08/04/2000 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 52 - 44  
  14/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 25  
  22/04/2000 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 22  
  05/05/2000 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 23 - 16  
  20/05/2000 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 22  
Season Breakdown for 2001
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/08/2000 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 33  
  02/09/2000 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 59 - 20  
  06/09/2000 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 13 - 24  
  09/09/2000 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 21  
  16/09/2000 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 24  
  23/09/2000 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 69 - 20  
  30/09/2000 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 55 - 6  
  07/10/2000 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 54 - 28  
  14/10/2000 Stade Francais Paris CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 16  
  22/10/2000 L'Aquila Rugby 1936 CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 70 - 6  
  28/10/2000 L'Aquila Rugby 1936 CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 73 - 3  
  02/12/2000 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 22  
  05/12/2000 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  09/12/2000 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 48 - 10  
  23/12/2000 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 22  
  26/12/2000 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 23  
  14/01/2001 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 28  
  20/01/2001 Stade Francais Paris CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 42  
  28/01/2001 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 41  
  24/02/2001 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 45 - 12  
  10/03/2001 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 68 - 17  
  24/03/2001 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  31/03/2001 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 21  
  14/04/2001 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 26  
Season Breakdown for 2002
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/2001 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  11/09/2001 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 21  
  22/09/2001 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 25  
  29/09/2001 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 16  
  06/10/2001 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 38  
  19/10/2001 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 19 - 25  
  27/10/2001 Biarritz Olympique PB CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 10  
  03/11/2001 Biarritz Olympique PB CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 24  
  02/12/2001 Ebbw Vale CE 3 0 0 0 15 W 22 - 14  
  08/12/2001 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 36 - 21  
  14/12/2001 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  21/12/2001 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 18 - 51  
  26/12/2001 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 35 - 9  
  29/12/2001 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 31  
  05/01/2002 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 24  
  11/01/2002 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 20 - 30  
  09/02/2002 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  22/02/2002 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 16  
  09/03/2002 Edinburgh Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 22 - 27  
  20/04/2002 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 13  
  27/04/2002 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  04/05/2002 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  07/05/2002 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 16  
  10/05/2002 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 37  
Season Breakdown for 2003
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  30/08/2002 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 30  
  06/09/2002 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 20  
  14/09/2002 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 38 - 10  
  28/09/2002 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 32  
  04/10/2002 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 62  
  12/10/2002 ASM Clermont Auvergne CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 47  
  29/10/2002 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 16  
  07/12/2002 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 19  
  15/12/2002 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 41  
  21/12/2002 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 20 - 19  
  27/12/2002 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 14  
  30/12/2002 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  03/01/2003 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 45  
  10/01/2003 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 48  
  24/01/2003 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 32  
  08/02/2003 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 46 - 21  
  01/03/2003 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 17  
  05/04/2003 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 48  
  19/04/2003 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 31  
  22/04/2003 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 29 - 56  
  06/05/2003 Caerphilly CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 31 - 42  
  10/05/2003 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 40  
  13/05/2003 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 33  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 53 24 2 27 10 0 0 0 50  
  British and Irish Lions 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 5  
Clubs: - Neath - Pencoed - Swansea - St Helens -
Education: - Ysgol Gyfun Llanharry -
Region: - Ospreys -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales A - Wales B - Wales Youth - Wales RL -

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