John Davies

John Davies

Position: Fullback

Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 79kg / 12st 6lbs

John Davies born 1950 educated at Lampeter Grammar School.
Played 221 games for Cardiff [1971-1979] scoring 1264 points. He played his first senior game for the club exactly one month after his 21st birthday in 1971.
John had already played for the Army at Twickenham in the Spring of 1971,when he wondered if Cardiff would be interested in him.

After playing in the clubs trial matched, as was tradition in those days, he made his debut at Fullback against Blackheath and went on to play 23 games in his first season winning his converted club cap.

He was an acknowledged 7s expert and captained the side to victory in the Snelling sevens. He stayed at the Arms Park till 1979, when an injury brought his Blue & Blacks career to a sudden end.
In 1980 [and over his injury] John joined the Police Force, stationed at Ely, and he continued his rugby with the South Wales Police. He captained the Police team in 1980/81 and five years later joined Penarth for one final season   

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1971/1972 23 17 0 6 3 16 10 0 74  
  1972/1973 35 27 1 7 4 50 31 0 209  
  1973/1974 32 22 0 10 3 16 24 0 116  
  1974/1975 39 28 1 10 7 12 19 0 109  
  1975/1976 37 25 2 10 7 16 10 1 93  
  1976/1977 28 17 1 10 4 25 15 2 117  
  1977/1978 19 15 1 3 5 14 12 0 84  
  1978/1979 11 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0  
  1979/1980 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 7  
  Total 227 162 6 59 33 151 122 3 809  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  11/09/1971 Blackheath FB 0 2 2 0 10 W 26 - 13  
  18/09/1971 Coventry FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 10 - 22  
  04/12/1971 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  11/12/1971 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  18/12/1971 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 4  
  27/12/1971 Liverpool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  15/01/1972 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 7 - 8  
  22/01/1972 Ebbw Vale FB 1 2 0 0 8 W 26 - 6  
  29/01/1972 Aberavon FB 1 0 1 0 7 W 17 - 12  
  04/02/1972 Heriot's FP FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  10/02/1972 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  11/03/1972 Cardiff College of Education FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 6  
  15/03/1972 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  01/04/1972 Barbarians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  03/04/1972 Harlequins FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  12/04/1972 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  17/04/1972 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  22/04/1972 Newbridge FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  13/05/1972 Mashonaland FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 14 - 13  
  17/05/1972 Goshawks FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 44 - 13  
  20/05/1972 Midlands FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 60 - 9  
  22/05/1972 Matabeleland FB 1 0 2 0 10 W 74 - 3  
  27/05/1972 Rhodesia FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 24 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1972 Atlantique Stade Rochelais FB 0 1 3 0 11 W 26 - 20  
  06/09/1972 Ebbw Vale FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 12 - 10  
  09/09/1972 Blackheath FB 1 2 0 0 8 W 20 - 6  
  13/09/1972 Bristol Rugby FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 7  
  16/09/1972 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 19  
  20/09/1972 Pontypool FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 19 - 7  
  23/09/1972 Neath FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 14  
  27/09/1972 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 2 0 6 D 6 - 6  
  30/09/1972 Aberavon FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 3  
  04/10/1972 Penarth FH 0 2 0 0 4 W 26 - 4  
  18/10/1972 Ebbw Vale FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 26 - 0  
  21/10/1972 Cambridge University FB 0 5 2 0 16 W 36 - 10  
  28/10/1972 Pontypool FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 37 - 10  
  04/11/1972 New Zealand FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 20  
  08/11/1972 Newport FB 0 4 0 0 8 W 24 - 3  
  16/11/1972 South Wales Police FB 0 1 3 0 11 W 18 - 10  
  18/11/1972 Wasps FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 26 - 6  
  25/11/1972 Scarlets FB 0 0 3 0 9 W 12 - 7  
  09/12/1972 Harlequins FB 1 1 0 0 6 W 47 - 8  
  13/12/1972 Mountain Ash FB 1 0 1 0 7 W 22 - 0  
  16/12/1972 London Welsh FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 13 - 20  
  23/12/1972 Maesteg FB 0 9 0 0 18 W 77 - 9  
  26/12/1972 Pontypridd FB 0 2 2 0 10 W 29 - 0  
  03/01/1973 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 11 - 7  
  13/01/1973 Coventry FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 13  
  19/01/1973 London Welsh FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 27 - 6  
  26/01/1973 Aberavon FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 9 - 3  
  09/02/1973 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 10 - 9  
  17/02/1973 Newport FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 19 - 10  
  24/02/1973 Blaina FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 24 - 3  
  03/03/1973 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 6 - 7  
  14/03/1973 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  28/03/1973 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 7 - 9  
  14/04/1973 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 7  
  23/04/1973 Harlequins FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 28 - 10  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1973 Bristol Rugby FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 30 - 3  
  15/09/1973 Coventry FB 0 0 3 0 9 L 16 - 20  
  19/09/1973 Pontypool FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 27 - 9  
  22/09/1973 Neath FB 1 0 1 0 7 W 11 - 7  
  29/09/1973 Aberavon FB 0 0 2 0 6 W 18 - 6  
  05/10/1973 Newport FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 16 - 6  
  16/10/1973 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  20/10/1973 Cambridge University FB 0 0 3 0 9 W 17 - 3  
  24/10/1973 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 9 - 14  
  31/10/1973 Bridgend Ravens FB 1 0 1 0 7 L 11 - 13  
  01/12/1973 Swansea FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 12 - 9  
  12/12/1973 Bangor FB 0 5 1 0 13 W 69 - 3  
  15/12/1973 London Welsh FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 21 - 9  
  22/12/1973 Moseley SH 0 0 2 0 6 L 12 - 21  
  26/12/1973 Pontypridd FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 34 - 6  
  29/12/1973 Abertillery FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 17 - 7  
  12/01/1974 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 13  
  19/01/1974 Heriot's FP FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 9  
  26/01/1974 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  09/02/1974 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  23/02/1974 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 16  
  02/03/1974 Newbridge FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 29 - 12  
  09/03/1974 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  16/03/1974 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 4  
  20/03/1974 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  23/03/1974 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  27/03/1974 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 4  
  30/03/1974 Swansea FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 24 - 23  
  06/04/1974 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 10  
  13/04/1974 Barbarians FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  15/04/1974 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 7  
  20/04/1974 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1974 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  07/09/1974 Moseley FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 7  
  11/09/1974 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 17  
  18/09/1974 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 9 - 15  
  21/09/1974 Coventry FB 0 2 4 0 16 W 32 - 6  
  02/10/1974 Newport FB 0 0 3 0 9 W 9 - 3  
  16/10/1974 Devon FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  23/10/1974 Pontypool FB 0 0 5 0 15 W 18 - 17  
  26/10/1974 Harlequins FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 9 - 18  
  30/10/1974 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 12 - 13  
  09/11/1974 Hendy FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 6  
  13/11/1974 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 9  
  16/11/1974 Wasps FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  23/11/1974 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 9  
  04/12/1974 Neath FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 9  
  07/12/1974 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  14/12/1974 Ystradgynlais FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 11 - 0  
  21/12/1974 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  26/12/1974 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 6  
  28/12/1974 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  01/01/1975 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  11/01/1975 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  25/01/1975 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 7  
  01/02/1975 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  08/02/1975 Headingley FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  12/02/1975 Bristol Rugby FB 2 2 0 0 12 W 38 - 3  
  15/02/1975 London Welsh FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 13 - 12  
  05/03/1975 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 37  
  08/03/1975 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  15/03/1975 Bective Rangers FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 26 - 13  
  22/03/1975 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 7  
  29/03/1975 Barbarians FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 19  
  31/03/1975 Harlequins FB 0 4 3 0 17 W 41 - 9  
  05/04/1975 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  09/04/1975 Maesteg FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  12/04/1975 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  15/04/1975 Bath Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  19/04/1975 New Brighton FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 13  
  25/04/1975 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 10 - 24  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/09/1975 Aberavon FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 6  
  27/09/1975 Gala FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  01/10/1975 Penarth FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  04/10/1975 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  08/10/1975 Pontypool FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 7  
  15/10/1975 Ebbw Vale FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 9 - 13  
  18/10/1975 Cambridge University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  22/10/1975 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 15  
  25/10/1975 Harlequins FB 0 2 1 0 7 L 19 - 32  
  01/11/1975 Australia FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  08/11/1975 Newport FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 14 - 6  
  12/11/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 0 1 3 0 11 W 41 - 6  
  22/11/1975 Scarlets FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 18  
  06/12/1975 Swansea FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 6  
  13/12/1975 Bedford Blues FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 40 - 18  
  19/12/1975 London Welsh FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 4  
  26/12/1975 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  27/12/1975 Ebbw Vale SH 2 0 0 0 8 W 43 - 10  
  01/01/1976 Gorseinon FB 0 2 0 0 4 W 68 - 13  
  10/01/1976 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  17/01/1976 London Welsh FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 28 - 7  
  31/01/1976 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 16  
  06/02/1976 Gala FB 0 3 0 0 6 W 42 - 6  
  14/02/1976 Bath Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  25/02/1976 Bristol Rugby FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  28/02/1976 Abertillery FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  03/03/1976 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  10/03/1976 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 1 2 0 8 D 12 - 12  
  13/03/1976 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  19/03/1976 L'Aquila Rugby 1936 SH 0 0 0 1 3 W 31 - 25  
  21/03/1976 Salamino SH 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 16  
  27/03/1976 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 17  
  31/03/1976 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 32 - 4  
  07/04/1976 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 21  
  10/04/1976 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  17/04/1976 Barbarians FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 28  
  19/04/1976 Harlequins FB 1 1 1 0 9 W 21 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/09/1976 Bristol Rugby FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 24 - 3  
  11/09/1976 Irish Wolfhounds FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 20  
  18/09/1976 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 12  
  25/09/1976 Overseas XV FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  29/09/1976 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 14  
  02/10/1976 Argentina FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 29  
  27/12/1976 Crawshays FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 16  
  08/01/1977 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 15  
  29/01/1977 Aberavon Rep 1 0 0 0 4 W 28 - 10  
  05/02/1977 Coventry FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  12/02/1977 Pontypridd FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 9 - 12  
  16/02/1977 Scarlets FH 0 0 0 1 3 L 19 - 24  
  19/02/1977 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 28  
  26/02/1977 Pontypool FH 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  04/03/1977 London Welsh FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 9 - 14  
  12/03/1977 Munster FB 0 7 3 0 23 W 51 - 13  
  26/03/1977 Aberavon FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 15 - 6  
  02/04/1977 Gloucester Rugby FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 19 - 18  
  09/04/1977 Barbarians FB 0 1 1 0 5 L 13 - 26  
  11/04/1977 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 4  
  20/04/1977 Swansea FB 0 3 1 0 9 W 37 - 18  
  23/04/1977 Sydney FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 23 - 7  
  30/04/1977 Newport FB 0 2 1 0 7 L 15 - 16  
  23/05/1977 Crimson Tide FB 0 0 3 0 9 L 17 - 29  
  31/05/1977 Fraser Valley FB 0 0 1 0 3 W 29 - 9  
  01/06/1977 Vancouver Reps FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  07/06/1977 Alberta Reps Edmonton FB 3 5 0 0 22 W 48 - 6  
  11/06/1977 Vancouver Presidents XV FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 22 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1977 Maesteg FB 0 4 1 0 11 W 35 - 9  
  07/09/1977 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 35 - 9  
  10/09/1977 Neath FB 1 2 2 0 14 W 18 - 9  
  14/09/1977 Bristol Rugby FB 1 2 3 0 17 W 25 - 12  
  17/09/1977 Coventry FB 0 1 0 0 2 W 17 - 9  
  21/09/1977 Pontypool FB 0 1 2 0 8 W 12 - 6  
  01/10/1977 Newport FB 0 0 2 0 6 L 10 - 27  
  05/10/1977 Pontypridd FB 0 0 1 0 3 L 11 - 24  
  03/12/1977 Swansea Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  07/12/1977 Pontypool FB 0 0 1 0 3 D 7 - 7  
  10/12/1977 London Welsh FB 1 0 0 0 4 W 52 - 17  
  17/12/1977 Cwmavon FB 2 0 0 0 8 W 27 - 6  
  24/12/1977 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  31/12/1977 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 20  
  11/03/1978 Orrell FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 22  
  27/03/1978 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  05/04/1978 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  08/04/1978 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  22/04/1978 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 31  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/11/1978 Maesteg FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 7  
  11/11/1978 Ebbw Vale FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 13  
  29/11/1978 Oxford University FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 12  
  02/12/1978 Swansea FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 10  
  09/12/1978 London Welsh FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 23  
  23/12/1978 Crumlin FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/12/1978 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  30/12/1978 Coventry FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 4  
  16/04/1979 Harlequins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 15  
  21/04/1979 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 6  
  27/04/1979 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/08/1979 South East Transvaal FB 0 2 1 0 7 W 25 - 21  
  11/08/1979 Far Northern Transvaal FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 10  
  14/08/1979 Western Province FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 42  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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