Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies

Position: Back Row

Date Of Birth 29/11/1927 (89)
Place Of Birth Cefn Fforest
Neville Glyn Davies.  
Caps: 1.
Position: Blind-side wing forward.
Games Played: 1955 v E.
Born: 29/11/1927 Cefn Fforest, Monmouthshire.
Main club: London Welsh, Swansea.
Glyn ‘Shorty’ Davies, a tall, red-head, was picked to play against NZ in 1953, but was forced to drop out and Sid Judd replaced him. He had played against the tourists as captain of England’s Southern Counties and played for the same combination against Australia in 1957. He was educated at Lewis School, Pengam, Bedwellty Grammar School and Cardiff University (where he studied French), playing just briefly for Blackwood and Cross Keys before Blackheath (1952-53), London Welsh and Sussex. He was a language master at several schools in Sussex and Manchester and then a director of the 3M Company in Gorseinon, Swansea, being an international at Basketball and heavyweight boxing champion of the Welsh Universities. His playing career at Swansea spanned the 1956-57 and 1957-58 seasons during which he played 36 times in the 1st XV scoring 4 tries. He played against Ranji Walkers' select XV both seasons and for Swansea against Italy in 1956 and the Barbarians later that season, scoring a try. His single cap for Wales was gained against England on 22 January 1955 in the 3 - 0 Welsh win in the Cardiff mud, when he was a London Welsh player. He lives at Isfield, near Lichfield in East Sussex.

Swansea RFC is grateful for the contribution of rugby historian Howard Evans in the compiling of this player profile.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1956/1957 16 7 3 6 2 0 0 0 6  
  1957/1958 20 9 3 8 2 0 0 0 6  
  Total 36 16 6 14 4 0 0 0 12  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

Season Breakdown for 1957
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1956 Group Captains Walker's XV N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  13/09/1956 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/09/1956 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  22/09/1956 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  24/09/1956 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  29/09/1956 Italy N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  10/10/1956 Cardiff N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  20/10/1956 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  03/11/1956 Blackheath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  10/11/1956 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  17/11/1956 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  08/12/1956 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  20/04/1957 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  22/04/1957 Barbarians N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 10  
  25/04/1957 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  30/04/1957 Ebbw Vale N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 3  
Season Breakdown for 1958
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1957 Cross Keys N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  11/09/1957 Maesteg N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  14/09/1957 Group Captains Walker's XV N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  19/09/1957 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 16  
  21/09/1957 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  03/10/1957 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  05/10/1957 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  12/10/1957 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  19/10/1957 Halifax N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  26/10/1957 Harlequins N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  02/11/1957 Blackheath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/11/1957 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  23/11/1957 Richmond FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  14/12/1957 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/12/1957 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 3 - 3  
  28/12/1957 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  08/02/1958 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  22/02/1958 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  01/03/1958 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  22/03/1958 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Blackheath - London Welsh - Cross Keys - Swansea -
Education: - Bedwellty Grammar School - Lewis Boys School, Pengam -
Region: - Southern Counties - Sussex -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - Wales -

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