Tony Davies

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Tony Davies
Personal information
Full name William Anthony Davies
Date of birth (1939-09-16)16 September 1939
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Date of death 6 April 2008(2008-04-06) (aged 68)
Place of death Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 81 kilograms (179 lb)
School(s) attended King's College
University(s) University of Auckland
University of Otago
Representative teams
1960–1962 New Zealand New Zealand 17 (94)

William Anthony "Tony" Davies (16 September 1939 – 6 April 2008) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, who played 17 games for the All Blacks in 1960 and 1962 as a full-back or centre.

Davies was nominated for the All Blacks while playing for the University of Auckland's rugby union team, and made his debut on 14 May 1960 in Sydney, Australia against Queensland. His international debut was against South Africa on 27 August. He played 14 games for the All Blacks that year, then transferred to Dunedin to study medicine, where he played 39 games for the University of Otago. In 1962, Davies returned to the All Blacks for two games against Australia, bringing his total national caps to 17.[1]

Whilst furthering his medical studies in England, Davies played for Blackheath (1971, 1972) and London Irish (1972–74).[1]

Davies died, aged 68, in Sydney, Australia on 6 April 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tony Davies at AllBlacks.com.
  2. ^ "Rugby: Former All Black Davies dies". The New Zealand Herald. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 

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