Gareth Leon Delve
(born 30 December 1982 in Cardiff
) is a Wales
international rugby union
player. In 2010 he captained Gloucester
in the English Guinness Premiership
, before moving to Australia where he became vice captain of the Melbourne Rebels
. His usual position is number 8
. When Stirling Mortlock became injured Delve became the first Non Australian to captain an Australian Super Rugby Team.
Delve was a pupil at Rumney High School in Cardiff and accepted a Rugby scholarship from Colston's Collegiate School
in Bristol before signing a professional contract with Bath in 2001.
After a few frustrating seasons at Bath, his first team opportunities greatly increased in the 2005–06 season. He was then named in the Welsh squad for the 2006 Six Nations Championship
, and earned two caps during the tournament, making his debut against Scotland
. He was also called up for the summer tour to Argentina in June 2006, and earned another two caps, as well as scoring a try in the second Test.
In the summer of 2007 he moved from Bath to Gloucester Rugby
. He was appointed joint captain of Gloucester in 2009,
In March 2010 he was recalled to the Wales squad and selected in the starting line-up for the match versus Ireland.
Also in March, 2010, Delve signed with... Read More