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 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3