Leslie Davies

Leslie Davies

Position: Lock

Born 13/07/1913
Died 04/09/1984
Place Of Birth Swansea
Leslie Davies ( Bychan) 13-7-1913 to 4-9-1984

Leslie was brought up in the Port Tennant District of Swansea, one of 6  Brothers and 2 Sisters. He attended Danygraig School and eventually became a  Wagon Repairer at Port Tennant Railway Yard.

Leslie began playing Rugby at  Bonymaen RFC in 1931, and transferred to Swansea RFC in 1936. He won  2 Welsh Caps for Wales in 1939, the 1st against Scotland at The Cardiff Arms Park on the  4th February 1939, Wales winning 11-3. The Wales Team that day consisted of  5 Davies's: C.H.Davies, W.T.H.Davies, and Leslie Davies (all Swansea),  W.E.N.Davies ( Cardiff ) and M.J.Davies ( Oxford ).Incidentally this was Wales last home game before the War.

The 2nd Cap was against Ireland at Ravenhill ( Belfast ), on the 11th March  1939, which Wales won 7pts to Nil : A Try and a Drop Goal, The Drop Goal was  to prove the last one worth 4pts to be scored by Wales. All the points that  day being scored by Willie Davies, ( Haydn Tanner's cousin and Half Back  partner at Swansea).

On winning his 1st Cap, Leslie became the 1st Player from Bonymaen RFC, to have won a Cap. After the War, Leslie became a Commitee Man and Life Member of Swansea RFC.

 
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1946
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/10/1945 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 9  
  13/10/1945 Richmond / Blackheath Combined SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  20/10/1945 Cardiff SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 17  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Bonymaen - Swansea -
Education: - Danygraig School, Risca -
Invitational: - Crawshays -
Honours: - Wales -

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