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Ceri Sweeney
Ceri Sweeney
DOB21st Jan 1980
BirthplacePontypridd, Wales
Height1.80 m (5' 11")
Weight84 kg (13 st 3 lb)
PositionFly Half
Club/RegionWales
Test HonoursWales (35 caps)
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Ceri Sweeney made his senior Wales debut against England in the 2003 RBS Six Nations, competing in three Rugby World Cup games later that year. Capped at U18, U19 and U21 levels, he toured Canada with the Wales Development squad in 2000 and made his Wales A debut as a replacement against England in 2002. 

Sweeney returned from a long-term groin injury for the 2006–2007 season and was in form with the boot for the Newport Gwent Dragons throughout the year. A product of Pontypridd Youth, his club career started at Pontypridd and after a year at the Celtic Warriors he moved to the Dragons in the summer of 2004.

Sweeney toured North America in 2005, scoring 42 points, including 17 conversions and a try against the USA. Sweeney scored Wales’s only try against South Africa during the 2005 Invesco Perpetual Series.

Sweeney received a call-up to Gareth Jenkins's Wales squad ahead of the 2006 Invesco Perpetual Series. He starred in the clash against the Pacific Islanders; he scored a try, converted his own effort and the other four tries scored and added a penalty for good measure. Sweeney also appeared as a replacement in the match against Canada, in which he scored a try in the 61-26 Welsh victory.

He was included in the national squad for the 2007 RBS Six Nations, making a substitute appearance against Scotland, and was also named in Gareth Jenkins's squad to tour Australia in May. He was an unused bench replacement in the first Test but appeared in the second Test loss as a replacement for the injured Jamie Robinson.

After returning from the tour Down Under, Sweeney was announced in Wales's 41-man preliminary Rugby World Cup 2007 summer training squad. He played in the Test defeat to England at the start of August, was named in the final 30-man RWC squad and made an appearance in the Millennium Stadium clash against France in the Invesco Perpetual Summer Series. Sweeney made one appearance in the Rugby World Cup, as a replacement in Wales's victory over Japan at the Millennium Stadium.

In November 2007 Sweeney was selected by Wales Caretaker Coach Nigel Davies as part of a 31 man squad ahead of the Prince William Cup clash with world champions South Africa. Although not originally selected in the matchday 22, he replaced Stephen Jones on the bench when he failed to recover from an injury and made a late substitute appearance in Wales's 34-12 defeat to the 'Boks.

Date Opposition Tries Conv DG Pen YC RC Pts Mins
04/08/2007
England








26/08/2007
France








20/09/2007
Japan

2




4

24/11/2007
South Africa







4
Total Played 4 0
2
0
0
0
0
4
4
CompetitionTeamPlayedTriesConvDGPenYCRCPts
2007-2008 - Friendly
Wales
1 +1







2007-2008 - Rugby World Cup
Wales
0 +1

2




4
2007-2008 - Test Matches
Wales
0 +1







2007-2008 Total

1 +3

2




4
2006-2007 - Friendly
Wales
1 +2
2
5

1


23
2006-2007 - Six Nations
Wales
0 +1







2006-2007 Total

1 +3
2
5

1


23
2005-2006 - Friendly
Wales
1 +3
1





5
2005-2006 Total

1 +3
1





5
2004-2005 - Friendly
Wales
1







2004-2005 - Six Nations
Wales
0 +3







2004-2005 - Test Matches
Wales
2 +2
1
18

1


44
2004-2005 Total

3 +5
1
18

1


44
2003-2004 - Friendly
Wales
3 +1


1



3
2003-2004 - Rugby World Cup
Wales
2 +2







2003-2004 - Six Nations
Wales
0 +4







2003-2004 Total

5 +7


1



3
2002-2003 - Friendly
Wales
0 +1







2002-2003 - Six Nations
Wales
1 +1



3


9
2002-2003 Total

1 +2



3


9
Total - Capped Friendly

7 +8
3
5
1
1


31
Total - Rugby World Cup

2 +3

2




4
Total - Rugby World Cup

2 +3
1
18

1


44
Total - Six Nations

1 +9



3


9
Total

12 +23
4
25
1
5
0
0
88
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