David Rees (rugby union)
Sale where he was first selected to play for England. Fourth cap on 6 December 1997 at Twickenham when facing legendary Jonah Lomu. With about 5 minutes gone, New Zealand won a penalty in their own 22. The All black fly-half Andrew Mehrtens kicked cross-field and found Rees on his right wing. Rees counter-attacked, chipped over the head of Lomu. He collected the ball, sidestepped round Zinzan Brooke's cover tackle and scored in the corner. The try sparked England on to a 23-9 half-time lead, though the All Blacks fought back in the second half with the match ending in a 26-26 draw.
In 1999 he moved to Bristol, and moved to Leeds Tykes in 2003 after Bristol were relegated. Later, in 2006, he moved to Newbury R.F.C. In the 2008-2009 season he joined Clifton where he is still playing.
- "Welsh dragon slain". BBC Sport. 21 February 1998. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
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