Alun Donovan

Alun Donovan

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 05/10/1955 (62)
Place Of Birth Abercrave
Height 173cm / 5' 8"
Weight 79kg / 12st 6lbs
Alun Donovan played at centre for Swansea from 1976 to 1983. He also played for Wales Youth, Wales B and achieved five senior caps with Wales, the first in Sydney against Australia in 1978 and last at Cardiff against Scotland in 1982.

Haling from Abercrave, Alun played for the Abercrave club, Cheltenham and followed his Swansea career with a season at Cardiff. More recently he was backs coach at Bridgend RFC.

Alun was also attached to Mike Ruddocks successful Grand Slam management in an advisory role and became Hon. Secretary of Swansea RFC in 2015.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1976/1977 17 14 1 2 0 0 0 1 3  
  1977/1978 14 12 0 2 3 4 5 4 47  
  1979/1980 14 12 0 2 5 0 0 1 23  
  1980/1981 26 23 0 3 11 3 1 0 53  
  1981/1982 21 16 0 5 6 0 0 0 24  
  1982/1983 18 14 0 4 3 0 0 0 12  
  Total 110 91 1 18 28 7 6 6 162  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1977
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1976 Morriston FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  04/09/1976 Cross Keys FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 19  
  08/09/1976 Aberystwyth FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  01/01/1977 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  22/01/1977 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 12  
  26/01/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  29/01/1977 Abertillery FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 4  
  12/02/1977 Neath FH 0 0 0 1 3 D 12 - 12  
  18/02/1977 Gloucester Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  02/03/1977 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 12  
  09/03/1977 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 12  
  22/03/1977 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 6  
  02/04/1977 London Scottish FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 7  
  06/04/1977 Cross Keys FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  09/04/1977 Harlequins FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  16/04/1977 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  20/04/1977 Cardiff FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 37  
Season Breakdown for 1978
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/09/1977 Moseley FH 0 1 0 0 2 L 6 - 13  
  17/09/1977 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 33 - 17  
  21/09/1977 Glynneath FH 0 0 0 1 3 W 42 - 12  
  29/10/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 1 1 1 1 12 W 20 - 9  
  06/11/1977 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 3  
  17/12/1977 Pontypool United FH 0 0 1 1 6 W 14 - 9  
  27/12/1977 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  14/01/1978 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  18/03/1978 Penarth CE 1 2 1 0 11 W 45 - 0  
  27/03/1978 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 15  
  01/04/1978 Cardiff CE 0 0 1 0 3 W 18 - 13  
  05/04/1978 Cross Keys FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 7  
  22/04/1978 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  29/04/1978 Newport WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
Season Breakdown for 1980
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  26/12/1979 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 2 0 0 1 11 W 32 - 10  
  18/01/1980 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 7  
  22/01/1980 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 9  
  26/01/1980 Sale Sharks CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  02/02/1980 Bedford Blues CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 10 - 7  
  06/02/1980 Abertillery FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 12  
  09/02/1980 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  15/02/1980 Gloucester Rugby WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  05/03/1980 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 13  
  08/03/1980 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 25  
  14/03/1980 South Wales Police FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 61 - 0  
  22/03/1980 South Glamorgan Institute FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  07/04/1980 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 4  
  19/04/1980 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
Season Breakdown for 1981
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1980 Penclawdd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 6  
  06/09/1980 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 10  
  10/09/1980 Burry Port CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 9  
  13/09/1980 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  08/10/1980 Pontarddulais FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 7  
  11/10/1980 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 19  
  04/11/1980 South Wales Police CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 70 - 6  
  15/11/1980 Hendy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 9  
  19/11/1980 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 13  
  22/11/1980 Richmond CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 0  
  29/11/1980 Maesteg FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  06/12/1980 Cardiff FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 23  
  20/12/1980 Ystrad Rhondda CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 61 - 9  
  26/12/1980 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  27/12/1980 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 0  
  03/01/1981 Aberavon FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 22  
  10/01/1981 Ystradgynlais CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  24/01/1981 Sheffield CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 58 - 9  
  06/02/1981 Penarth FH 3 0 0 0 12 W 62 - 0  
  14/02/1981 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  28/02/1981 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  01/04/1981 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 4  
  06/04/1981 Tredegar FB 1 3 1 0 13 W 41 - 0  
  18/04/1981 Harlequins CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 55 - 15  
  20/04/1981 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  27/04/1981 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
Season Breakdown for 1982
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1981 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 73 - 0  
  30/09/1981 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 22  
  03/10/1981 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 14  
  17/10/1981 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 34 - 3  
  21/10/1981 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 3  
  24/10/1981 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  31/10/1981 Maesteg FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 15  
  11/11/1981 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 9  
  14/11/1981 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  21/11/1981 South Wales Police FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 18  
  28/11/1981 Australia CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  28/12/1981 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 8  
  02/01/1982 Wrexham CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 12  
  26/01/1982 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 3  
  30/01/1982 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 25  
  17/02/1982 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 16  
  20/02/1982 Exeter Chiefs CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 47 - 9  
  22/02/1982 South Glamorgan Institute CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  10/03/1982 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  13/03/1982 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 0  
  31/03/1982 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 7  
Season Breakdown for 1983
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/09/1982 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 9  
  25/09/1982 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  29/09/1982 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 12  
  09/10/1982 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  13/10/1982 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 16 - 28  
  16/10/1982 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  03/11/1982 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 12  
  06/11/1982 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 15  
  10/11/1982 Penarth FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 58 - 0  
  20/11/1982 Tata Steel FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 3  
  11/12/1982 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  15/01/1983 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 22  
  02/03/1983 South Glamorgan Institute FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  12/03/1983 Bath Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 30  
  30/03/1983 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  04/04/1983 Barbarians FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 58 - 6  
  09/04/1983 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 30  
  20/04/1983 Old Gorians FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 14  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  

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