George Davies (rugby player)


George Davies (rugby player)

Infobox Rugby biography
name = George Davies


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birthname = George Davies
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birthyear = 1875
birthmonth = 12
birthday = 25
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deathyear = 1959
deathmonth = 7
deathday = 23
placeofdeath = Llandeilo, Wales [ [http://www.scrum.com/1200_1205.php?player=25884&includeref=dynamic Scrum.com player profiles] ]
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ru_position = centre, Fullback
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ru_amateurclubs = Llandeilo RFC Swansea RFC
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ru_nationalteam = Wales
ru_nationalyears = 1900-1905
ru_nationalcaps = 9
ru_nationalpoints = (11)
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George Davies (25 December 187523 July, 1959) was a Welsh international rugby union forward who played club rugby for Llandeilo and Swansea. A two time Triple Crown winner, Davies would represent his country on nine occasions. A skillful player, Davies was unfortunate to be playing during the same period as Rhys Gabe, who was the selectors' first choice at his position.Smith (1980), pg 130.] It was all the more unfortunate for Davies as it was a collision between himself and Gabe, during a Swansea match, that casued an injury that would allow Gabe to take his position for Wales.Smith (1980), pg 131.]

Davies originally played rugby at the lower level team Llandeilo, whom he captained for two seasons, [ [http://llandeilo.org/rugbycaptains.php A History of Llandeilo RFC.] ] but on moving to Swansea impressed enough to be capped for Wales. In 1905, he was part of the Swansea team that faced the Original All Blacks on their first British tour. [ [http://www.swansearfc.co.uk/history_browser_view.php?image_id=802 Swansea RFC player profiles] ]

International career

Davies was first capped for Wales on January 6, 1900 against England, partnered with his Swansea colleague, Dan Rees. He would play for Wales another eight times, scoring a try against Ireland in 1900, and converting four goals in the 1905 Triple Crown winning season. When he was recalled for the 1905 tournament he was switched from centre to fullback for all three matches.

"International matches played"Smith (1980), pg 464.]
* England 1900, 1901, 1905
* Ireland 1900, 1901, 1905
* Scotland 1900, 1901, 1905

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