Gwyn Davies (rugby)

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Gwyn Davies
Personal information
Full name Eiryn Gwyne Davies[1]
Born 23 June 1908
Aberkenfig, Wales
Died 14 July 1992(1992-07-14) (aged 84)
Wigan, England
Playing information
Rugby union
Position Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1928–30 Cardiff RFC
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1928–30 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
Rugby league
Position Centre
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1930–39 Wigan 300 127 381
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1932–35 Wales 3
≤1936–≥36 Great Britain 0
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

Eiryn Gwyne Davies (23 June 1908[2]  – 14 July 1992) was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s.

Davies was born in Aberkenfig, and played representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and at club level for Cardiff RFC, as a Wing, i.e. number 11 or 14, and played representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain (non-Test matches), and Wales, and at club level for Wigan, as a Centre, i.e. number 3 or 5,[3] he died in Wigan aged 84.

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Gwyn Davies won 3 caps for Wales (RU) in 1932–1935 while at Cardiff RFC in 1928 against France, in 1929 against England, and in 1930 against Scotland, and won 3 caps, all against England, for Wales (RL) while at Wigan.[4]

Gwyn Davies was selected for Great Britain while at Wigan for the 1936 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Championship Final appearances[edit]

Gwyn Davies played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Wigan's 15–3 victory over Salford in the Championship Final during the 1933–34 season at Wilderspool Stadium, Warrington on Saturday 28 April 1934 .[5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Gwyn Davies played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Wigan's 7-15 defeat by Salford in the 1935 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1935–36 season at Wilderspool, Warrington on Saturday 19 October 1935, and played Centre, i.e. number 4 in the 10-7 victory over Salford in the 1938 Lancashire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Station Road, Swinton, on Saturday 22 October 1938.[6]

Notable tour matches[edit]

Gwyn Davies played Centre, i.e. number 4, and scored a try in Wigan's 30-27 victory over France at Central Park, Wigan, on Saturday 10 March 1934.[7]

Note[edit]

Davies' middle name is stated as Gwyn on rugbyleagueproject.org, scrum.com, and wru.co.uk, stated as Gwynne on wigan.rlfans.com, and stated as Gwyne on freebmd.org.uk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gwyn Davies". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "1933–1934 Championship Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "1938–1939 Lancashire Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "1934 Tour Match: Wigan 30 France 27". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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