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Alun Donovan - Centre

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Alun Donovan
Height173
Weight79
Date Of Birth05/10/1955
Place Of BirthAbercrave
EducationMaesydderwen Comprehensive School, St Paul's College, Cheltenham
ClubsCardiff, Swansea, Abercrave
RegionsBreconshire
HonoursWales, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays
Alun Donovan started his senior rugby career with Swansea for whom he played 110 games, before joining Cardiff, for whom he played 166 games between 1983 and 1988. He represented Wales on five occasions, making his debut against Australia in Sydney in June 1978. Alun also represented Wales B, Breconshire, Swansea and Abercrave. In 1988 when he retired from playing, Alun took up coaching with Swansea (1988 – 1991) Cardiff (1992 – 1996) and Bridgend from 1997 – 2000) and was involved with Wales in an advisory role from 2001 – 2006. Whilst studying at St. Pauls College, Cheltenham Alun captained the college First XV to success in the British Colleges cup and also gained representative honours captaining the English Colleges and British Colleges sides. Success followed him to senior level as well and he played in five Welsh Cup Finals with Swansea and Cardiff (winning four), five County Finals with Breconshire (winning three) as well as two Welsh Tours and selection for both Welsh Academicals and Crawshays Welsh XV. In 2015 Swansea appointed him as Hon Fixture Secretary.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1983-1984 31 25 1 5 5 0 0 0 20
1984-1985 32 27 2 3 6 0 0 0 24
1985-1986 37 28 2 7 4 0 0 0 16
1986-1987 35 23 2 10 5 0 0 0 20
1987-1988 31 20 2 9 6 0 0 0 24
TOTAL 166 123 9 34 26 0 0 0 104
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6