Dai Young

Dai Young

Position: Prop

Date Of Birth 26/07/1967 (50)
Place Of Birth Aberdare
Height 185cm / 6' 1"
Weight 117kg / 18st 5lbs

David "Dai" Young is a Welsh former rugby union and rugby league player.Born in Aberdare in 1967,Young lived in Penywaun for many years.

Young played rugby union at club level for Swansea and Cardiff. Having not been selected to play for Wales in the 1987 Rugby World Cup he, at the age of then 19, travelled to Australia for the summer to play for Northern Suburbs, Young was on the right side of the world when he was called up to the Wales squad and made his debut against England in the Quarter finals.

Dai won 51 caps for Wales, a record number for a prop, and three caps for the British lions. He is the only man to have toured with the British Lions in three separate decades:1989,1997 & 2001.

Young also played Rugby League for Leeds and Salford. When he moved to Leeds his transfer fee was at the time a world record of £150,000. He also captained Wales in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.

On his retirement from playing Dai Young went into coaching and took over the reins at the Blues before leaving to continue and develop his career in the English Premiership at Wasps.    

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1988/1989 17 10 3 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  1989/1990 16 11 0 5 3 0 0 0 12  
  1996/1997 16 11 0 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  1997/1998 20 14 1 5 1 0 0 0 5  
  1998/1999 18 15 0 3 1 0 0 0 5  
  1999/2000 11 8 0 3 1 0 0 0 5  
  2000/2001 13 9 0 4 1 0 0 0 5  
  2001/2002 20 13 1 6 0 0 0 0 0  
  2002/2003 8 3 0 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 139 94 5 40 7 0 0 0 32  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/09/1988 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 49  
  13/09/1988 British Columbia PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  17/09/1988 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  24/09/1988 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 9  
  01/10/1988 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 10  
  08/10/1988 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  22/10/1988 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 28  
  26/10/1988 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 - 27  
  19/11/1988 Pyle PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 9  
  03/12/1988 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 9  
  17/12/1988 Amman United PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 54 - 0  
  24/12/1988 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 4  
  31/12/1988 Maesteg PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  25/02/1989 Llanharan PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 13  
  11/03/1989 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 15  
  17/03/1989 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 6  
  21/03/1989 Bristol Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1989 Glynneath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 10  
  06/09/1989 Glamorgan Wanderers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 10  
  09/09/1989 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 36  
  15/09/1989 Coventry PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  27/09/1989 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 27  
  14/10/1989 New Zealand PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 25  
  25/10/1989 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 13  
  28/10/1989 Cambridge University PR 1 0 0 0 4 L 17 - 28  
  11/11/1989 Ebbw Vale PR 2 0 0 0 8 W 56 - 13  
  18/11/1989 Cilfynydd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  02/12/1989 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 29  
  09/12/1989 London Welsh PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 14  
  16/12/1989 Bridgend Athletic PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 16  
  26/12/1989 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  13/01/1990 Aberavon PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 10  
  27/01/1990 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 4  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  28/09/1996 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 25  
  09/10/1996 Harlequins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 53  
  13/10/1996 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 24  
  16/10/1996 Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 18  
  19/10/1996 Stade Toulousain PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 36  
  27/10/1996 Milan PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 41 - 19  
  09/11/1996 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 26  
  16/11/1996 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 19  
  28/12/1996 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 37  
  26/01/1997 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 30  
  08/02/1997 Treorchy Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 60 - 22  
  22/02/1997 Dinas Powys PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 99 - 7  
  26/02/1997 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 48  
  01/03/1997 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 35  
  30/04/1997 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  07/05/1997 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  16/08/1997 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 16  
  23/08/1997 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 12  
  07/09/1997 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 26  
  13/09/1997 Munster Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 23  
  21/09/1997 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  27/09/1997 Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 32  
  04/10/1997 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 31  
  11/10/1997 CS Bourgoin-Jallieu Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 6  
  18/10/1997 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 27 - 27  
  01/11/1997 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 20  
  08/11/1997 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 32  
  06/12/1997 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 25  
  13/12/1997 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 31  
  14/01/1998 Rosario PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 51 - 16  
  24/01/1998 Newbridge PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 6  
  31/01/1998 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 11  
  14/02/1998 Ebbw Vale PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 18  
  18/04/1998 Bridgend Ravens PR 1 0 0 0 5 W 52 - 17  
  25/04/1998 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 0  
  09/05/1998 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 39  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1998 Harlequins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 24  
  26/09/1998 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 19  
  02/10/1998 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 20  
  10/10/1998 Sale Sharks Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 34  
  17/10/1998 London Scottish PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 15  
  20/10/1998 Bath Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  07/11/1998 West Hartlepool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 17  
  02/01/1999 Leicester Tigers Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 13  
  09/01/1999 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 19  
  12/01/1999 Llandovery Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 22  
  16/01/1999 Saracens PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 36  
  23/01/1999 Wasps PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  13/03/1999 Harlequins PR 1 0 0 0 5 W 48 - 20  
  27/03/1999 Pontypool PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 26  
  17/04/1999 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 39  
  21/04/1999 London Irish PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 53 - 20  
  24/04/1999 London Scottish Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 15  
  01/05/1999 Richmond PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 96 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/12/1999 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 20  
  11/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  18/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 40 - 16  
  23/12/1999 Pontypridd PR 1 0 0 0 5 W 41 - 10  
  26/12/1999 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  08/01/2000 ASM Clermont Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 5  
  16/01/2000 Harlequins PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  12/02/2000 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  26/02/2000 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 22  
  15/04/2000 Scarlets PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  21/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/08/2000 Leicester Tigers PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 17  
  26/08/2000 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 30  
  02/09/2000 Edinburgh Rugby PR 1 0 0 0 5 W 80 - 16  
  30/12/2000 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 10  
  12/01/2001 Ulster PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  20/01/2001 Stade Toulousain PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 38  
  27/01/2001 Gloucester Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 21  
  10/02/2001 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  10/03/2001 Glasgow Warriors PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 11  
  24/03/2001 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  31/03/2001 Swansea PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  21/04/2001 Caerphilly PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 19  
  28/04/2001 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/2001 Caerphilly Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 49 - 15  
  11/09/2001 Edinburgh Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 24  
  15/09/2001 Munster PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 51  
  28/09/2001 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 17  
  06/10/2001 ASM Clermont Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 37  
  27/10/2001 Glasgow Warriors PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 46 - 7  
  04/11/2001 Glasgow Warriors PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 32 - 47  
  15/12/2001 Neath PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 12  
  22/12/2001 Bridgend Ravens PR 0 0 0 0 0 D 25 - 25  
  26/12/2001 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 20  
  05/01/2002 ASM Clermont Auvergne PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 20  
  09/01/2002 Rumney PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 7  
  12/01/2002 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 26  
  19/01/2002 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 12  
  16/03/2002 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 18  
  29/03/2002 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 14  
  13/04/2002 Pontypridd PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 31  
  17/04/2002 Caerphilly Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  19/04/2002 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 32  
  26/04/2002 Newport Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/10/2002 Biarritz Olympique PB Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 26  
  30/11/2002 Edinburgh Rugby PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 22  
  07/12/2002 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 25  
  15/12/2002 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 31  
  26/12/2002 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 6  
  01/01/2003 Newport PR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 31  
  04/01/2003 Neath Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 32  
  30/05/2003 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 21  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 51 26 1 24 1 0 0 0 4  
  British and Irish Lions 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
Clubs: - Cardiff - Swansea - Leeds Rhinos - Salford Red Devils -
Education: - Aberdare Comprehensive School -
Invitational: - Barbarians -
Honours: - British and Irish Lions - Wales - Wales A - Wales B - Wales Schools - Wales RL -

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