Terry Donovan

Terry Donovan

Position: Hooker

Terry Donovan played Schoolboy rugby for St Albans School from 1948 till 1949 & played for Cardiff Schools in all matches winning the Dewar Shield in same year. He played for Cardiff Youth in all their games in 1949 until 1952, and from 1952 played for Cardiff Athletic gaining his Athletic Cap in 52/53 season.

Whilst playing for Cardiff he was conscripted into the British Army and played for them from 1955 until 1957. He returned to Cardiff RFC and won his First XV Cap in 1958/59 season which he left to the club in 1962.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1952/1953 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1953/1954 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1954/1955 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  1955/1956 12 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0  
  1956/1957 7 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0  
  1957/1958 6 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 3  
  1958/1959 27 15 4 8 1 0 0 0 3  
  1959/1960 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  1960/1961 8 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 3  
  1961/1962 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 90 60 8 22 3 0 0 0 9  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  29/04/1953 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  24/03/1954 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 13  
  31/03/1954 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/04/1954 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1954 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  19/04/1954 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  26/04/1954 Penzance & Newlyn HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  18/09/1954 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  19/03/1955 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  18/04/1955 Penzance & Newlyn HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  19/04/1955 St Ives HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  23/04/1955 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/10/1955 Cambridge University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  24/10/1955 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/10/1955 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  05/11/1955 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 23  
  12/11/1955 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  19/11/1955 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  26/11/1955 Blackheath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  03/12/1955 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  10/12/1955 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  03/04/1956 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  10/04/1956 St Ives HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 6  
  11/04/1956 Newton Abbot HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 6  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  08/12/1956 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  05/01/1957 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  02/02/1957 Cheltenham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/03/1957 Cheltenham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  23/03/1957 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  23/04/1957 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  30/04/1957 St Ives HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/10/1957 Northampton Saints HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  01/12/1957 Swansea HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  04/01/1958 Moseley HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  15/03/1958 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  27/03/1958 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1958 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  11/09/1958 Group Captains Walker's XV HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 17  
  22/10/1958 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  01/11/1958 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 11  
  08/11/1958 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  06/12/1958 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 14  
  13/12/1958 Harlequins HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 3 - 0  
  20/12/1958 Rosslyn Park HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  26/12/1958 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  24/01/1959 Cheltenham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  31/01/1959 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  07/02/1959 RAF HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  14/02/1959 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  21/02/1959 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 19  
  28/02/1959 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  07/03/1959 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  14/03/1959 Cheltenham HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/03/1959 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 9  
  28/03/1959 Barbarians HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 21  
  30/03/1959 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  04/04/1959 Penzance & Newlyn HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  07/04/1959 St Ives HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/04/1959 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  15/04/1959 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1959 Neath HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  27/04/1959 Bristol Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  29/04/1959 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1959 Cardiff & District HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 11  
  05/09/1959 Ebbw Vale HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  09/09/1959 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  12/09/1959 London Welsh HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  17/09/1959 Pontypool HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/09/1959 Coventry HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  23/09/1959 Gloucester Rugby HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  26/09/1959 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  30/09/1959 Penarth HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  03/10/1959 Newport HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  10/10/1959 Northampton Saints PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  17/10/1959 Bective Rangers HK 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/11/1960 Oxford University HK 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 14  
  19/11/1960 Wasps HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 17  
  27/12/1960 Watsonians HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 11  
  11/02/1961 Aberavon HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 12  
  24/02/1961 Scarlets HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  18/03/1961 Swansea HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  25/03/1961 Bridgend Ravens HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  03/04/1961 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  27/09/1961 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  04/11/1961 Oxford University HK 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  09/12/1961 Harlequins HK 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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