Player

Cliff Davies - Prop

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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
Cardiff 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19