Player

Cliff Davies - Prop

Cliff Davies
Height175
Weight86
Date Of Birth12/12/1919
Place Of BirthKenfig Hill
EducationKenfig Hill Council School
ClubsCardiff, Bridgend Ravens
HonoursWales, British and Irish Lions
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
Clifton "Cliff" Davies (The Bard of Kenfig Hill) was a short, tough prop who played 190 games for Cardiff in the years immediately following World War 2. Wales (16 caps), Barbarian and Lions Tours followed – the Lions tour being to Australia and New Zealand in 1950.
Born in 1919 in Kenfig Hill Cliff Davies was known within rugby circles for his cheery demeanour and baritone singing voice. He began his rugby career with Kenfig Hill before moving to Bridgend. After the war, Davies was persuaded to join Cardiff by Jack Mathews and joined in the 1945/46 season. Before retiring in 1952 he had scored 20 tries.
Clifford Davies passed away in January 1967 at the age of 47.   
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1945-1946 32 26 1 5 2 0 0 0 6
1946-1947 27 21 2 4 6 0 0 0 18
1947-1948 23 23 0 0 6 0 0 0 18
1948-1949 15 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
1949-1950 29 21 3 5 2 0 0 0 6
1950-1951 24 18 3 3 3 0 0 0 9
1951-1952 39 28 2 9 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 189 149 13 27 20 0 0 0 60
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