Player

Alun Donovan - Centre

Alun Donovan
Height173
Weight79
Date Of Birth05/10/1955
Place Of BirthAbercrave
EducationMaesydderwen Comprehensive School, St Paul's College, Cheltenham
ClubsCardiff, Swansea, Abercrave
RegionsBreconshire
HonoursWales, Wales B
InvitationalCrawshays
Alun Donovan started his senior rugby career with Swansea for whom he played 110 games, before joining Cardiff, for whom he played 166 games between 1983 and 1988. He represented Wales on five occasions, making his debut against Australia in Sydney in June 1978. Alun also represented Wales B, Breconshire, Swansea and Abercrave. In 1988 when he retired from playing, Alun took up coaching with Swansea (1988 – 1991) Cardiff (1992 – 1996) and Bridgend from 1997 – 2000) and was involved with Wales in an advisory role from 2001 – 2006. Whilst studying at St. Pauls College, Cheltenham Alun captained the college First XV to success in the British Colleges cup and also gained representative honours captaining the English Colleges and British Colleges sides. Success followed him to senior level as well and he played in five Welsh Cup Finals with Swansea and Cardiff (winning four), five County Finals with Breconshire (winning three) as well as two Welsh Tours and selection for both Welsh Academicals and Crawshays Welsh XV. In 2015 Swansea appointed him as Hon Fixture Secretary.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1983-1984 31 25 1 5 5 0 0 0 20
1984-1985 32 27 2 3 6 0 0 0 24
1985-1986 37 28 2 7 4 0 0 0 16
1986-1987 35 23 2 10 5 0 0 0 20
1987-1988 31 20 2 9 6 0 0 0 24
TOTAL 166 123 9 34 26 0 0 0 104
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