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 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