|Date Of Birth||24/10/1962 (54)|
|Place Of Birth||Trimsaran|
|Height||173cm / 5' 8"|
|Weight||77kg / 12st 1lbs|
Jonathan Davies (popularly known as Jiffy) was born in Trimsaran, Carmarthenshire. He started his career in rugby union at amateur level but was recruited into rugby league. Later returning to rugby union. Davies is the son of Diana and Len Davies, who played centre for Swansea and Llanelli RFC.
Jonathan started school at Trimsaran Primary, where his teacher Meirion Davies introduced him to rugby and he started playing Rugby Sevens. At 17, Jonathan left school and became an apprentice painter and decorator. After developing at Trimsaran RFC, he was given a trial with Llanelli but was rejected. Neath gave him a chance and he signed for them in 1992.
After 35 games for Neath he was selected to play for Wales against England at Cardiff Arms Park. After scoring a try and drop goal he was named Man of the Match.
In 1998 Jonathan left Neath to join Llanelli but they put pressure on him to commit himself wholeheartedly to them, he decided to move to Rugby League and signed for Widnes. 1993 he moved from Widnes to Warrington. During his time in rugby league he represented Great Brittain and Wales, he had small stints playing Australian Rugby League.
In 1995 Davies returned to South Wales and signed to play for Cardiff RFC.
Since retiring from rugby, he has worked as a television pundit for the BBC covering both codes of rugby, in English and his native Welsh. He has hosted his own rugby themed chat show – Jonathan on S4C.
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