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 18 15 0 3 534 302 76
Pontypridd 18 14 0 4 638 338 68
Cardiff 18 13 1 4 551 379 67
Ebbw Vale 18 13 1 4 397 292 62
Newport 18 12 0 6 470 430 57
Llandovery 18 11 1 6 506 321 57
Aberavon 17 11 1 5 402 355 53
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 17 9 0 8 444 354 50
Carmarthen Quins 18 9 0 9 394 340 47
Swansea 17 8 0 9 371 349 41
Cross Keys 17 4 1 12 379 562 28
Bridgend Ravens 16 5 0 11 316 424 27
Llanelli 18 4 1 13 337 499 25
Bedwas 17 4 0 13 341 527 23
Bargoed 17 3 0 14 327 574 17
Neath 16 1 0 15 261 622 3