Iestyn Merriman

Iestyn Merriman

Position: Hooker

Date Of Birth 18/03/1995 (22)
Place Of Birth Bridgend
Height 184cm / 6'
Weight 99kg / 15st 8lbs
Sponsor Ravens Sponsor Holder

Iestyn Merriman transferred to Bridgend Ravens from Bridgend Athletic on a permanent basis in time for the 2015/16 campaign.

Merriman rose through the ranks at Bridgend Athletic, and made his Bridgend Ravens debut in 2014/15. The former Ospreys Under 18’s cap made three appearances for Bridgend, including one in the back row in the cup win at Llanharan. This was enough to convince Mike Hook to add the promising Merriman to his squad for 2015. Iestyn made the trip to Australia at the back end of the campaign to further his rugby development playing for Hamilton Hawks. He’s back in Wales now and looking to kick on with his home town side.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2014/2015 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  2015/2016 26 10 0 16 2 0 0 0 12  
  2016/2017 26 13 0 13 1 0 0 0 5  
  2017/2018 12 5 1 6 1 0 0 0 5  
  Total 67 30 1 36 4 0 0 0 22  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/02/2015 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  21/02/2015 Llanharan FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  18/03/2015 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 45  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/08/2015 Beddau Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  05/09/2015 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 20  
  12/09/2015 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 50  
  26/09/2015 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 34  
  03/10/2015 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  09/10/2015 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 48  
  17/10/2015 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 20  
  24/10/2015 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 14  
  31/10/2015 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 14  
  07/11/2015 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  14/11/2015 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 16  
  21/11/2015 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  28/11/2015 Carmarthen Quins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 20  
  05/12/2015 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 30 - 40  
  12/12/2015 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 40  
  17/12/2015 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 40  
  16/01/2016 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 38  
  20/01/2016 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 26  
  03/02/2016 Beddau Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 13  
  20/02/2016 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 30  
  27/02/2016 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 24  
  05/03/2016 Neath HK 1 0 0 0 6 W 16 - 14  
  12/03/2016 Bedwas HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 30  
  26/03/2016 Llanelli HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  02/04/2016 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 24  
  23/04/2016 Carmarthen Quins HK 1 0 0 0 6 W 26 - 22  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/2016 Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 20  
  10/09/2016 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 16  
  15/09/2016 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  12/10/2016 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 14  
  19/10/2016 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 7  
  29/10/2016 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 7  
  04/11/2016 Merthyr HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 10  
  12/11/2016 Llanelli HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  18/11/2016 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 23  
  25/11/2016 Llandovery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 34  
  03/12/2016 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 23  
  14/12/2016 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 31  
  26/12/2016 Bargoed HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  31/12/2016 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 52  
  11/01/2017 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  18/01/2017 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  04/02/2017 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 25  
  10/02/2017 Cross Keys HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 16  
  18/02/2017 Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 31  
  25/02/2017 Llanelli HK 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 21  
  04/03/2017 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 21  
  11/03/2017 Bedwas HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 55  
  25/03/2017 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  08/04/2017 Cardiff HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 26  
  29/04/2017 Bargoed HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 26  
  05/05/2017 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/08/2017 Trebanos Rep 0 0 0 0 0 D 12 - 12  
  19/08/2017 Barnes HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  26/08/2017 Aberavon Rep 1 0 0 0 5 L 15 - 40  
  02/09/2017 Llandovery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 31  
  09/09/2017 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 22  
  16/09/2017 Llanelli HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 18  
  23/09/2017 Carmarthen Quins HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 28 - 30  
  30/09/2017 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 20  
  07/10/2017 Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 17 - 18  
  28/10/2017 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 21  
  04/11/2017 Llandovery HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 31  
  11/11/2017 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 19  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
Clubs: - Bridgend Ravens -
Education: - Bridgend College - Porthcawl Comprehensive School -
Region: - Ospreys U16 - Ospreys U18 -

Latest News

  • Team to face Llanelli (a)

    17/11/2017

    Bridgend Ravens travel to Parc y Scarlets to face Llanelli on Saturday afternoon at the earlier kick off time of 12pm.

  • Ath v Resolven at the Brewery

    15/11/2017

    There's rugby at the Morganstone Brewery Field on Friday evening when Bridgend Athletic host Resolven.

  • Bridgend 21-19 Swansea

    13/11/2017

    Bridgend Ravens held on to prevent a late Swansea fightback and secure an important victory over their Ospreylian rivals at the Morganstone Brewery Field.

  • Team to face Swansea (H)

    10/11/2017

    Bridgend Ravens host Swansea on Saturday at the earlier kick off time at 1pm in a huge Principality Premiership West clash.

  • WRU Competition Review

    09/11/2017

    The Welsh Rugby Union (“WRU”) is conducting a review of its performance competition structure for adult male rugby (below regional rugby including Premiership and Championship).