Alun Donovan

Alun Donovan

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 05/10/1955 (62)
Place Of Birth Abercrave
Height 173cm / 5' 8"
Weight 79kg / 12st 6lbs

Alun Donovan started his senior rugby career with Swansea for whom he played 110 games, before joining Cardiff, for whom he played 166 games between 1983 and 1988. He represented Wales on five occasions, making his debut against Australia in Sydney in June 1978. Alun also represented Wales B, Breconshire, Swansea and Abercrave. In 1988 when he retired from playing, Alun took up coaching with Swansea (1988 – 1991) Cardiff (1992 – 1996) and Bridgend from 1997 – 2000) and was involved with Wales in an advisory role from 2001 – 2006. Whilst studying at St. Pauls College, Cheltenham Alun captained the college First XV to success in the British Colleges cup and also gained representative honours captaining the English Colleges and British Colleges sides. Success followed him to senior level as well and he played in five Welsh Cup Finals with Swansea and Cardiff (winning four), five County Finals with Breconshire (winning three) as well as two Welsh Tours and selection for both Welsh Academicals and Crawshays Welsh XV. In 2015 Swansea appointed him as Hon Fixture Secretary.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1983/1984 31 25 1 5 5 0 0 0 20  
  1984/1985 32 27 2 3 6 0 0 0 24  
  1985/1986 37 28 2 7 4 0 0 0 16  
  1986/1987 35 23 2 10 5 0 0 0 20  
  1987/1988 31 20 2 9 6 0 0 0 24  
  Total 166 123 9 34 26 0 0 0 104  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1983 Glasgow & District CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 9  
  12/10/1983 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 6  
  15/10/1983 Cambridge University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  19/10/1983 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 9  
  22/10/1983 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 7  
  26/10/1983 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 26 - 26  
  29/10/1983 Birmingham Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  05/11/1983 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 29  
  09/11/1983 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 25  
  12/11/1983 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 16  
  19/11/1983 Senghenydd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 3  
  03/12/1983 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  10/12/1983 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 20  
  17/12/1983 Treorchy CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 4  
  24/12/1983 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 10 - 34  
  26/12/1983 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  31/12/1983 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 46 - 10  
  07/01/1984 Birmingham Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 20  
  14/01/1984 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 17  
  28/01/1984 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  11/02/1984 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  15/02/1984 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  25/02/1984 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  03/03/1984 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 61 - 18  
  10/03/1984 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 16  
  17/03/1984 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  24/03/1984 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 6  
  31/03/1984 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 17  
  14/04/1984 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  21/04/1984 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 52 - 16  
  28/04/1984 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 19  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/07/1984 Bangkok National XV CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 60 - 28  
  02/08/1984 Royal Bangkok Sports Club CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 88 - 3  
  01/09/1984 East District CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 6  
  05/09/1984 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  12/09/1984 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  15/09/1984 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  22/09/1984 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 19  
  29/09/1984 Garryowen CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  06/10/1984 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 3  
  17/10/1984 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  24/10/1984 Australia CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  31/10/1984 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  03/11/1984 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 21  
  07/11/1984 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  28/11/1984 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  01/12/1984 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 13 - 13  
  22/12/1984 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 13  
  26/12/1984 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 12  
  29/12/1984 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 6  
  01/01/1985 Crawshays CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 24  
  12/01/1985 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 12  
  26/01/1985 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  02/02/1985 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 13  
  23/02/1985 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 12  
  27/02/1985 South Glamorgan Institute CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/03/1985 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 24  
  15/03/1985 Bective Rangers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 25  
  23/03/1985 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  06/04/1985 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 44 - 20  
  10/04/1985 South Wales Police CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 15 - 0  
  13/04/1985 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  27/04/1985 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1985 Bangor CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1985 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 0  
  14/09/1985 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 27  
  18/09/1985 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 6  
  21/09/1985 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 13  
  28/09/1985 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 12  
  02/10/1985 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  12/10/1985 Fiji CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 15  
  30/10/1985 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 15  
  06/11/1985 Oxford University CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 7  
  08/11/1985 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  16/11/1985 South Glamorgan Institute CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 25 - 16  
  23/11/1985 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  27/11/1985 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  30/11/1985 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  07/12/1985 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 12  
  14/12/1985 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  21/12/1985 Pencoed CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  26/12/1985 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 4  
  01/01/1986 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 12  
  04/01/1986 Birmingham Moseley CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 7  
  11/01/1986 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 24  
  18/01/1986 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  25/01/1986 Neath Athletic CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  04/03/1986 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  08/03/1986 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 12  
  15/03/1986 Ebbw Vale CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 16 - 19  
  22/03/1986 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  29/03/1986 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  02/04/1986 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 30  
  12/04/1986 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  19/04/1986 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 22  
  26/04/1986 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 21  
  30/04/1986 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 27 - 19  
  21/05/1986 Crimson Tide CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  24/05/1986 James Bay CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 18 - 18  
  28/05/1986 British Columbia CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 16  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1986 East District CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 9  
  10/09/1986 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 27  
  13/09/1986 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 24  
  20/09/1986 Coventry CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 4  
  24/09/1986 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 12  
  27/09/1986 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 26  
  04/10/1986 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 19  
  08/10/1986 Bridgend Ravens FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 29  
  11/10/1986 Northampton Saints CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 35 - 4  
  18/10/1986 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 25  
  22/10/1986 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  25/10/1986 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 19  
  29/10/1986 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 28  
  01/11/1986 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  08/11/1986 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 24  
  15/11/1986 Treorchy CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  22/11/1986 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 16 - 16  
  26/11/1986 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 15  
  10/12/1986 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 19  
  20/12/1986 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  26/12/1986 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  27/12/1986 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  01/01/1987 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 21  
  24/01/1987 Llanharan CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 14  
  21/02/1987 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 19  
  06/03/1987 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 0  
  14/03/1987 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 27  
  28/03/1987 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  30/03/1987 South Glamorgan Institute CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 12  
  11/04/1987 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 0  
  18/04/1987 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 24  
  25/04/1987 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 7  
  02/05/1987 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  25/05/1987 Valencia RC CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 16  
  28/05/1987 Valencia RC CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 68 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1987 Taffs Well CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 4  
  05/09/1987 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 15  
  09/09/1987 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  12/09/1987 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 35  
  16/09/1987 Maesteg CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  19/09/1987 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 21  
  26/09/1987 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 15  
  10/10/1987 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 7  
  02/12/1987 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  05/12/1987 Swansea FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  12/12/1987 London Welsh FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 21  
  19/12/1987 Aberavon Quins FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 0  
  28/12/1987 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  02/01/1988 Bath Rugby FH 1 0 0 0 4 W 38 - 9  
  09/01/1988 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  16/01/1988 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 10  
  30/01/1988 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  13/02/1988 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  19/02/1988 South Wales Police CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 6  
  27/02/1988 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 9  
  01/03/1988 Bristol Bears CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 12  
  12/03/1988 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 17  
  16/03/1988 Penarth CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 55 - 19  
  02/04/1988 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 27  
  09/04/1988 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 13  
  16/04/1988 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 41  
  23/04/1988 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 22  
  30/04/1988 Nottingham CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 12  
  22/05/1988 Northcote CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 10  
  25/05/1988 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 28 - 32  
  29/05/1988 Wellington Centurians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 32  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Abercrave - Cardiff - Swansea -
Education: - St Paul's College, Cheltenham - Maesydderwen Comprehensive School -
Region: - Breconshire -
Honours: - Wales - Wales B -

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