Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies

Position: Flyhalf

Date Of Birth 24/10/1962 (55)
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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Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1995/1996 13 10 1 2 4 13 4 1 61  
  1996/1997 24 16 1 7 10 39 16 2 182  
  Total 37 26 2 9 14 52 20 3 243  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/11/1995 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 9  
  10/11/1995 Cambridge University FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 28 - 15  
  07/01/1996 Stade Toulousain Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 21  
  13/01/1996 Treorchy FH 3 3 0 0 21 W 36 - 19  
  20/01/1996 Penarth CE 0 1 0 0 2 W 62 - 6  
  24/02/1996 Swansea CE 0 0 0 1 3 W 20 - 9  
  09/03/1996 Ebbw Vale FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 16 - 13  
  23/03/1996 Scarlets FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 10 - 11  
  08/04/1996 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 13  
  20/04/1996 Newbridge Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 78 - 7  
  24/04/1996 Pontypool FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 41 - 28  
  01/05/1996 Treorchy CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 31 - 10  
  10/05/1996 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 - 27  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/08/1996 SU Agen FH 0 2 0 0 4 L 14 - 64  
  31/08/1996 Swansea FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 23 - 49  
  07/09/1996 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 30  
  14/09/1996 Treorchy FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 23 - 22  
  18/09/1996 Ebbw Vale FH 0 10 0 0 20 W 75 - 17  
  21/09/1996 Newbridge FH 1 7 0 0 19 W 64 - 11  
  28/09/1996 Bridgend Ravens FH 1 1 2 0 13 W 33 - 25  
  13/10/1996 Wasps FH 0 1 1 2 11 W 26 - 24  
  16/10/1996 Munster FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 48 - 18  
  16/11/1996 Bath Rugby FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 22 - 19  
  07/12/1996 Caerphilly FH 1 3 1 0 14 W 34 - 20  
  28/12/1996 Pontypridd FH 1 2 3 0 18 L 23 - 37  
  05/01/1997 CA Brive-Correze FH 0 1 2 0 8 L 13 - 26  
  26/01/1997 Newport FH 1 2 1 0 12 W 44 - 30  
  08/02/1997 Treorchy FH 2 0 0 0 10 W 60 - 22  
  22/02/1997 Dinas Powys CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 99 - 7  
  26/02/1997 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 48  
  22/03/1997 South Wales Police FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 30  
  29/03/1997 Dunvant FH 0 1 0 0 2 D 27 - 27  
  19/04/1997 Dunvant FH 0 2 0 0 4 W 43 - 19  
  26/04/1997 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 26  
  30/04/1997 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  03/05/1997 Caerphilly Rep 1 0 0 0 5 W 69 - 21  
  07/05/1997 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 20  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 32 19 0 13 5 2 6 13 81  

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