David Nash (rugby union)

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David Nash
Full name David Nash
Date of birth (1939-07-15) 15 July 1939 (age 75)
Place of birth Markham, Wales
School Nantyglo Grammar
University Cardiff College of Education
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position No. 8
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Cardiff Athletic
Crumlin RFC
Ebbw Vale RFC
Barbarian F.C.
Monmouthshire
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1960–1962
1962
Wales
British Lions
6
0
(0)
(0)

David Nash (born 15 July 1939, Markham, South Wales)[1] is a former Wales international rugby union player. A number 8 forward, he attained 6 caps for Wales between 1960 and 1961. Nash was selected for the 1962 British Lions tour of South Africa. He played his club rugby for Ebbw Vale.

In 1967 Nash was appointed as the first national coach of the Wales national rugby union team. He was appointed to coach Wales for the season, but having won one and drawn one out of the five international matches played, he resigned when the Welsh Rugby Union refused to allow him to accompany Wales on their 1968 tour of Argentina. Eventually, the WRU reversed their decision, appointing Clive Rowlands to tour as coach.

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