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
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 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