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Sam Hobbs

Brecon born, and having played for the town's youth team, Sam Hobbs was picked up by the Blues regional development programme, gaining honours at under 20 level.

Offering a huge physical presence as a front row anchorman, Sam was recommended to Pontypridd, and still only eighteen years of age, made a debut for the Sardis Road team in a pre-season friendly against Carmarthen. Sam was duly drafted into the Pontypridd senior squad for the commencement of the 2006 - 2007 premiership campaign.

His first season marred by injuries, Sam fought his way back into contention with Pontypridd, continuing to represent the Blues under 20s, and gaining honours with Wales at the same age level.

Continuing with an impressive run of performances in the Premiership, and as one of the club's top try scorers, Sam was given his opportunity as a senior Blues player towards the end of the 2008 - 2009 campaign.

Hobbs has become a fundamental member of Phil Davies’ young squad in 2012/13 by being awarded his 50th cap. In May 2013 he was selected in the Wales national rugby union team 32 man training squad and was unlucky not to make the final cut for the summer 2013 tour to Japan.

DOB13th May 1988
BirthplaceBrecon, Wales
Height1.93 m (6' 4")
Weight123 kg (19 st 5 lb)
PositionProp
Honours
Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
07/09/2014
Zebre







76
14/09/2014
Glasgow Warriors







72
19/09/2014
Ulster Rugby







58
26/09/2014
Leinster Rugby







27
03/10/2014
Connacht Rugby
1





5
19
12/10/2014
Ospreys







21
18/10/2014
Grenoble







51
01/11/2014
Munster Rugby







80
23/11/2014
Edinburgh Rugby







48
28/11/2014
Benetton Treviso







51
06/12/2014
London Irish







8
13/12/2014
London Irish







15
19/12/2014
Scarlets







8
26/12/2014
Newport Gwent Dragons







52
01/01/2015
Newport Gwent Dragons







9
16/01/2015
Femi-CZ Rugby Rovigo
1





5
45
24/01/2015
Grenoble







29
14/02/2015
Munster Rugby







44
01/03/2015
Edinburgh Rugby







80
06/03/2015
Connacht Rugby







76
27/03/2015
Ulster Rugby







75
Total Played 21 2
0
0
0
1
0
10
944
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2014-2015 - European Rugby Challenge Cup
Cardiff Blues
2 +3
1





5
2014-2015 - Guinness PRO12
Cardiff Blues
11 +5
1



1

5
2014-2015 Total

13 +8
2



1

10
2013-2014 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
3 +2
1



1

5
2013-2014 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +2




1


2013-2014 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
10 +6
1





5
2013-2014 Total

14 +10
2



2

10
2012-2013 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
3 +1







2012-2013 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
3 +1




2


2012-2013 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
5 +5







2012-2013 Total

11 +7




2


2011-2012 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
0 +1







2011-2012 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +1







2011-2012 - RaboDirect PRO12
Cardiff Blues
10 +7
3





15
2011-2012 Total

11 +9
3





15
2010-2011 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
0 +1







2010-2011 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +3







2010-2011 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
1 +10




1


2010-2011 Total

2 +14




1


2009-2010 - Friendly
Cardiff Blues
0 +1







2009-2010 - Heineken Cup
Cardiff Blues
0 +2







2009-2010 - LV= Cup
Cardiff Blues
1 +2







2009-2010 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
1







2009-2010 Total

2 +5







2008-2009 - Magners League
Cardiff Blues
0 +1







2008-2009 Total

0 +1







Total - European Rugby Challenge Cup

2 +3
1





5
Total - Guinness PRO12

38 +34
5



2

25
Total - Heineken Cup

6 +7
1



1

5
Total - LV= Cup

7 +9




3


Total - Friendly

0 +1







Total

53 +54
7
0
0
0
6
0
35
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