Player

Jonathan Davies - Flyhalf

Jonathan Davies
Height173
Weight77
Date Of Birth24/10/1962
Place Of BirthTrimsaran
EducationGwendraeth Grammar School
ClubsCardiff, Warrington Wolves, North Queensland Cowboys, Widnes Vikings, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Neath, Trimsaran
RegionsScarlets
HonoursWales, Wales RL, Great Britain, Wales B, Welsh Districts
InvitationalBarbarians
Jonathan Davies (popularly known as Jiffy) was born in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire.
Jiffy started school at Trimsaran Primary, where his teacher Meirion Davies introduced him to rugby and he started playing Rugby Sevens. At 17, Jonathan left school and became an apprentice painter and decorator. After developing at Trimsaran, he was given a trial with Llanelli but was rejected. Neath gave him a chance and he signed for them in 1982.
After 35 games for Neath he was selected to play for Wales against England at Cardiff Arms Park. Being named ‘Man of the Match’ after scoring a try and drop goal.
In 1988 Jonathan left Neath to join Llanelli but they put pressure on him to commit himself wholeheartedly to them and he decided to move to Rugby League, signing for Widnes. After four successful seasons at Widnes, he moved to Warrington. During his time in rugby league he represented Great Britain and Wales, and spent some time playing in the ARL (Australian Rugby League).
In 1995 Davies (with Union having become a professional game) returned to South Wales and signed to play for Cardiff, making 37 appearances and scoring 243 points (including 14 tries).
After retiring from playing, he worked as a television pundit for the BBC covering both codes of rugby, in English and Welsh as well as hosting his own rugby themed chat show – Jonathan on S4C along with referee Nigel Owens and ex player Rowland Phillips. 
Davies is the son of Diana and Len Davies, who played centre for Swansea and Llanelli.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1995-1996 13 10 1 2 4 13 4 1 61
1996-1997 24 16 1 7 10 39 16 2 182
TOTAL 37 26 2 9 14 52 20 3 243
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