Cliff Davies

Cliff Davies

Position: Prop

Born 12/12/1919
Died 28/01/1967
Place Of Birth Kenfig Hill
Height 175cm / 5' 9"
Weight 86kg / 13st 7lbs

Clifton "Cliff" Davies [1919-1967] was a Welsh international prop who played club rugby for Cardiff and invitational rugby for the Barbarians. Nickname The Bard of Kenfig Hill.

He won 16 caps for Wales and was selected to play in the British Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1950.

Davies was a short, tough prop forward, who was also known within rugby circles for his cheery demeanour and baritone singing voice.

He began his ruby career with Kenfig Hill before moving to Bridgend. After the war, Davies was persuaded to join Cardiff by Jack Mathews and joined in the 1945/46 season. He played 190 matches for Cardiff over seven seasons scoring 20 tries.

Davies made his international debut against Scotland at Murrayfield in 1947.
He retired from first class rugby in 1952 and passed away on 28th January 1967 [aged 47].   
Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1945/1946 32 26 1 5 2 0 0 0 6  
  1946/1947 27 21 2 4 6 0 0 0 18  
  1947/1948 23 23 0 0 6 0 0 0 18  
  1948/1949 15 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1949/1950 29 21 3 5 2 0 0 0 6  
  1950/1951 24 18 3 3 3 0 0 0 9  
  1951/1952 39 28 2 9 1 0 0 0 3  
  Total 189 149 13 27 20 0 0 0 60  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1945 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  08/09/1945 Leicester Tigers SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 6  
  15/09/1945 Royal Australian Armed Forces SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 3  
  22/09/1945 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  29/09/1945 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 0  
  06/10/1945 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 17  
  13/10/1945 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 9  
  20/10/1945 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  27/10/1945 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 3  
  03/11/1945 New Zealand Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/11/1945 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  17/11/1945 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  08/12/1945 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  15/12/1945 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  22/12/1945 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  26/12/1945 New Zealand Army FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  29/12/1945 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  31/12/1945 Stade Nantais Université Club FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 8  
  01/01/1946 US Cognacaise FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 18 - 19  
  05/01/1946 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 12  
  12/01/1946 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/01/1946 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  09/02/1946 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 3  
  16/02/1946 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 7  
  02/03/1946 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1946 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  21/03/1946 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/03/1946 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  01/04/1946 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  02/04/1946 Redruth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  06/04/1946 RAF PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  13/04/1946 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1946 Cardiff & District SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 3  
  07/09/1946 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/09/1946 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  16/09/1946 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 4 - 3  
  21/09/1946 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  28/09/1946 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  05/10/1946 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  19/10/1946 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 7  
  26/10/1946 Rosslyn Park PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 8  
  02/11/1946 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  09/11/1946 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  12/12/1946 Cambridge University FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 8  
  14/12/1946 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 8  
  27/12/1946 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 8  
  28/12/1946 Bristol Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 0  
  04/01/1947 Bective Rangers N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  06/01/1947 Dublin County N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  19/01/1947 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  08/02/1947 Gloucester Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 11  
  15/02/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/03/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  15/03/1947 Leicester Tigers PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 5  
  31/03/1947 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  05/04/1947 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  26/04/1947 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/04/1947 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  02/05/1947 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/1947 Bristol Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  20/09/1947 Nantes / Cognac PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  27/09/1947 Australia PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  04/10/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  11/10/1947 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  18/10/1947 Swansea PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 3  
  25/10/1947 Wasps PR 2 0 0 0 6 W 23 - 7  
  27/10/1947 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  08/11/1947 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  15/11/1947 Leicester Tigers PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 50 - 5  
  22/11/1947 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  13/12/1947 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  26/12/1947 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 4  
  03/01/1948 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  10/01/1948 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  24/01/1948 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  14/02/1948 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 7  
  28/02/1948 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  06/03/1948 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  18/03/1948 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/03/1948 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  29/03/1948 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 5  
  30/03/1948 Devonport Services PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/01/1949 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  29/01/1949 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  05/02/1949 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  19/02/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  26/02/1949 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  05/03/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  12/03/1949 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  19/03/1949 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  02/04/1949 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/04/1949 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  12/04/1949 Falmouth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  16/04/1949 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  18/04/1949 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 8  
  23/04/1949 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  30/04/1949 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1949 Cardiff & District PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 6  
  03/09/1949 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 5  
  10/09/1949 Devonport Services PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  17/09/1949 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  19/09/1949 Amman Valley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  24/09/1949 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  26/09/1949 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  01/10/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  05/10/1949 Bristol Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 3  
  08/10/1949 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  15/10/1949 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  22/10/1949 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  29/10/1949 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  05/11/1949 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  12/11/1949 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  19/11/1949 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  26/11/1949 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  03/12/1949 Rosslyn Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  10/12/1949 Gloucester Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  24/12/1949 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  26/12/1949 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  31/12/1949 US Cognacaise PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/01/1950 Stade Nantais Université Club PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  14/01/1950 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  28/01/1950 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  11/02/1950 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  18/02/1950 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  25/02/1950 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  18/03/1950 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/11/1950 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  11/11/1950 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  18/11/1950 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  25/11/1950 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  02/12/1950 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 9  
  09/12/1950 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  11/12/1950 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  26/12/1950 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 13  
  27/12/1950 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  01/01/1951 Watsonians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  13/01/1951 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/01/1951 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  10/02/1951 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 0  
  17/02/1951 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  24/02/1951 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/03/1951 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  26/03/1951 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  31/03/1951 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  03/04/1951 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  14/04/1951 Blackheath PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 17 - 12  
  18/04/1951 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  21/04/1951 Scarlets PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 27 - 6  
  23/04/1951 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  28/04/1951 Pontypool PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1951 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 8  
  08/09/1951 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  12/09/1951 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  15/09/1951 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  19/09/1951 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 6  
  22/09/1951 British and Irish Lions PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  29/09/1951 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  06/10/1951 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/10/1951 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  13/10/1951 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  20/10/1951 South Africa PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  27/10/1951 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  03/11/1951 Oxford University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  10/11/1951 Rosslyn Park PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  17/11/1951 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  24/11/1951 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  01/12/1951 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  15/12/1951 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  22/12/1951 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  26/12/1951 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  29/12/1951 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  05/01/1952 Moseley PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  12/01/1952 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/01/1952 Bath Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 3 W 5 - 0  
  26/01/1952 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/02/1952 Penarth PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  23/02/1952 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  01/03/1952 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  08/03/1952 Blackheath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  15/03/1952 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  24/03/1952 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  29/03/1952 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  12/04/1952 Barbarians PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1952 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  15/04/1952 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/04/1952 Plymouth Albion PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  21/04/1952 Penzance & Newlyn PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  26/04/1952 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  28/04/1952 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 16 10 2 4 1 0 0 0 3  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Bridgend Ravens - Cardiff -
Education: - Kenfig Hill Council School -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales -

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