Player

Gerald Davies - Wing

Gerald Davies
Height175
Weight73
Date Of Birth07/02/1945
Place Of BirthLlansaint
EducationCambridge University, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen, Loughborough College
ClubsCardiff, London Welsh, Kidwelly
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions, East Wales, Wales Schools
InvitationalWorld XV, Barbarians, Crawshays
ManagedBritish and Irish Lions
Thomas Gerald Reames Davies, born in Llansaint was educated at Loughborough College and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He played rugby for both Loughborough College and Cambridge University as well as club rugby for Kidwelly, Llanelli, Cardiff and London Welsh. In the 1970s Gerald was elected Cardiff captain for three seasons. Probably his most famous game for Cardiff was against Pontypool in the 1977-8 Welsh Cup at Pontypool Park. At that time Pontypool had a formidable pack and on a muddy pitch they dominated proceedings, pinning the visitors deep in their own half for long periods. Somehow Cardiff managed to win the game 16-11 with Gerald scoring all of Cardiff’s points with four tries (a try in those days being worth 4 points). He represented Wales, The British and Irish Lions and the Barbarians. On the Lions Tours to New Zealand and South Africa Gerald played a crucial part in the tourists returning home victorious. After an outstanding career it was no surprise that Gerald Davies was inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of fame in 1999 and further details regarding his career can be found in this section of the club website.
After retiring as a player, he became a journalist with the BBC and the Times newspaper.
In 2002 he was awarded a CBE for his commitment to youth work. Gerald was tour manager of 2009 British and Irish Lions to South Africa.
He has been awarded Honorary Fellowships from the Universities of Lampeter, Aberystwyth and Cardiff.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1965-1966 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 6
1966-1967 36 27 2 7 6 0 0 0 18
1967-1968 18 14 1 3 10 0 0 0 30
1968-1969 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 9
1969-1970 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1974-1975 24 14 0 10 6 0 0 0 24
1975-1976 23 16 2 5 10 6 6 0 70
1976-1977 34 24 1 9 18 6 3 0 93
1977-1978 24 20 1 3 18 0 0 0 72
TOTAL 167 122 7 38 73 12 9 0 322
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3