Bradley Davies

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Bradley Davies
Full name Bradley Davies
Date of birth (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Llantrisant, Wales
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 115 kilograms (18.1 st)
Rugby union career
Current status
Position(s) Lock
current team London Wasps
Playing career
Position Lock
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Pontyclun
Llantrisant
Beddau
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006-2014
2014-
Cardiff Blues
Wasps
116
7
(45)
(0)
correct as of 6 December 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2009- Wales 44 (0)
correct as of 15 Nov 2014.

Bradley Davies (born 9 January 1987)[1] is a Wales international rugby union player for London Wasps in the Aviva Premiership. His father was a former Pontypridd player Bleddyn Davies who was also a lock forward.

Rugby career[edit]

Bradley's first position as a youngster was outside half where he played for Pontyclun juniors, at the age of 14 he then found his natural position at lock. Davies went on from there to play for Llantrisant RFC and Beddau youth and was a member of the Cardiff Blues academy before signing a professional contract with the Blues at 18.

Davies played for all age group levels for Wales and was captain of the under 20s squad when they won the grand slam in 2005.

In the summer of 2008 he was selected in the Welsh squad to tour South Africa but was not able to play due to injury.[2] During the 2009 Six Nations Championship Davies made his Wales debut as a late replacement for Shane Williams against Scotland.[3]

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national Squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[4]

On 26 February 2010, Davies played in a loss against France and there was a minutes silence in honour of his mother Cheryl who died aged 46 the week before.[5]

In the 2012 Six Nations Championship, Davies was back in the red of Wales and started in their clash with Ireland in the opening match of the weekend. The lock, however, was at the centre of a controversial incident as he was sin-binned for 'tip-tackling' Donnacha Ryan. Following this incident the player was cited by match officials and subsequently received a 7 week ban for foul play.[6]

During the All Blacks end of year European Tour, controversy arose during the Wales vs. New Zealand test match on 24 November 2012. Within the first minute of the game, All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore swung his right arm, hitting Davies hard in the jaw from behind and knocking him unconscious.[7] This incident was missed by referee Craig Joubert and his touch-judges, and no action towards Hore was taken on the field, however it is expected that Hore will face the judiciary for his actions and he may face an end of season suspension.[8] This incident resulted in Davies being taken off of the field and taken to a hospital for further concussion assessment.[9]

Davies was selected as Wales captain for the two match tour of Japan in June 2013.

Welsh Caps[edit]

Cap Number Date Team Position Shirt Number Home or Away Venue Result Score
1 8 February 2009  Scotland Sub 19 Away Murrayfield, Edinburgh Win 13–26
2 14 March 2009  Italy Sub 18 Away Stadio Flaminio, Rome Win 15–20
3 30 May 2009  Canada Lock 4 Away York Stadium, Toronto Win 23–32
4 7 November 2009  New Zealand Sub 18 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Loss 12–19
5 13 November 2009  Samoa Sub 18 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Win 17–13
6 6 February 2010  England Sub 18 Away Twickenham Stadium, London Loss 30–17
7 13 February 2010  Scotland Sub 18 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Win 31–24
8 26 February 2010  France Lock 4 Home Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Loss 20–26

Personal history[edit]

On Saturday 9 April 2011 Bradley Davies was arrested in Saundersfoot, Wales for his involvement in a pub brawl.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradley Davies player profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ Sky Sports Charteris given Welsh call
  3. ^ RBS Match Report
  4. ^ Wales 2010 Six Nations Squad
  5. ^ Wales 20 – 26 France: French prevail despite late Welsh fightback The Scotsman, 27 February 2010
  6. ^ Rees, Paul (8 February 2012). "Six Nations 2012: Bradley Davies banned for remainder of tournament". The Guardian (London). 
  7. ^ "Abs' Hore king hits Wales' Davies". 3 News NZ. 25 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Steve Hansen expects Hore to face judiciary". 3 News NZ. 26 November 2012. 
  9. ^ [1] stuff.co.nz, 25 November 2012
  10. ^ "Bradley Davies, Wales rugby player, bailed after fight". BBC Sport. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 

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