Player

Cliff Davies - Prop

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
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