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Dan Lydiate
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Age: 35
Date of birth: 18th December 1987
Place of birth: Salford
Height: 194cm / 6' 4''
Weight: 115kg / 18st 1lbs
Clubs: Ospreys Development,Racing 92,Pontypool,Ebbw Vale
Honours: Wales,British and Irish Lions,Wales RU U20
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Vastly experienced forward Dan Lydiate made the return to his first professional club and Rodney Parade in the Summer of 2023 signing for Dragons ahead of the 2023/2024 season. Lydiate played 85 times for the Men of Gwent between 2006 and 2013 – captaining the club on a number of occasions before a move to France, joining Racing 92. Lydiate made 19 appearances in just over a season in Paris befoe he joined the Ospreys in the Autumn of the 2014/2015 season. The hard tackling Lydiate spent nine seasons in Swansea making 91 appearances before making the move back home to Dragons.

The hugely talented and driven 35-year-old – who stands 6ft 4in tall and weighs 18st 1lbs - has won 69 caps for Wales, as of June 2023, during a glittering career and featured in both the 2011, 2015 Rugby World Cups and was recently named in the preliminary World Cup squad for Wales ahead of the 2023 edition. Lydiate’s first appearance for Wales came in November 2009 against Argentina at the Principality Stadium. He made his RBS Six Nations debut in 2011 and went onto make five appearances in that year’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

He featured in four of the five fixtures in the 2012 RBS 6 Nations, helping Wales to a Grand Slam and among his many accolades the flanker was named Six Nations Player of the Championship and the Welsh Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year that same season. Lydiate was part of the British & Irish Lions squad that toured Australia in 2013, featuring in all three Tests as the Lions claimed a 2-1 series victory, the first series win in 16 years. He also captained the Lions on that tour.

PLAYING RECORD
SEASON P W D L T C P DG PTS
2006/2007 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2006/2007
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
01/05/2007 Cardiff Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
04/05/2007 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
08/05/2007 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
2007/2008 7 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2007/2008
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
01/09/2007 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0
07/09/2007 Cardiff Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
21/09/2007 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2007 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/10/2007 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/10/2007 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/11/2007 USA Perpignan FL 0 0 0 0 0
2008/2009 21 7 0 14 1 0 0 0 5
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2008/2009
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
14/09/2008 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/10/2008 Newcastle Falcons FL 0 0 0 0 0
25/10/2008 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
02/11/2008 Wasps Rep 0 0 0 0 0
29/11/2008 Leinster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2008 Stade Toulousain Rep 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2008 Stade Toulousain Rep 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2008 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/12/2008 Cardiff Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2009 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0
09/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors N8 0 0 0 0 0
25/01/2009 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
07/03/2009 Munster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
26/03/2009 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2009 Connacht Rep 1 0 0 0 5
26/04/2009 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/04/2009 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2009 Cardiff Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/05/2009 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
16/05/2009 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/05/2009 Rugby Calvisano FL 0 0 0 0 0
2009/2010 17 9 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2009/2010
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
06/09/2009 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2009 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2009 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/09/2009 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/10/2009 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/2009 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2009 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2009 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2009 Leinster FL 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2010 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2010 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/01/2010 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
07/02/2010 Saracens FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/02/2010 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/03/2010 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 16 4 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2010/2011
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
04/09/2010 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2010 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2010 Cardiff Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
24/09/2010 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
01/10/2010 Benetton Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
08/10/2010 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2010 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2010 Wasps Rep 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2011 Stade Toulousain FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2011 Benetton Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/04/2011 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
22/04/2011 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
29/04/2011 Cardiff Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2011 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
2011/2012 12 3 0 9 1 0 0 0 5
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2011/2012
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
12/11/2011 RC I Cavalieri Prato FL 0 0 0 0 0
11/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0
18/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0
23/12/2011 Cardiff Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/12/2011 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2012 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
14/01/2012 USA Perpignan FL 0 0 0 0 0
21/01/2012 RC I Cavalieri Prato FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/03/2012 Connacht FL 0 0 0 0 0
13/04/2012 Benetton Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
20/04/2012 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
05/05/2012 Leinster FL 1 0 0 0 5
2012/2013 9 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 5
MATCHES PLAYED IN 2012/2013
DATE OPPONENT POS T C P DG PTS
31/08/2012 Zebre Parma FL 0 0 0 0 0
15/09/2012 Cardiff Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
22/09/2012 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
28/09/2012 Edinburgh Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0
22/03/2013 Ospreys FL 0 0 0 0 0
30/03/2013 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0
12/04/2013 Ulster FL 0 0 0 0 0
19/04/2013 Munster FL 0 0 0 0 0
03/05/2013 Edinburgh Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 5
TOTAL 85 29 2 54 3 0 0 0 15
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