Jenkin Alban Davies

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Jenkin Alban Davies
Full name Jenkin Alban Davies
Date of birth (1885-09-05)5 September 1885
Place of birth Aberaeron, Wales
Date of death 18 July 1976(1976-07-18) (aged 90)
Place of death Los Angeles, United States
School St John's School, Leatherhead
Llandovery College
University Jesus College, Oxford
Occupation(s) vicar
Rugby union career
Position(s) Forward
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Oxford University RFC
Cardiff RFC
Swansea RFC
Llanelli RFC
London Welsh RFC
Glamorgan County RFC
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1913-1914[1] Wales Wales 7 (6)

Jenkin Alban Davies (5 September 1885 – 18 July 1976) was a Welsh international rugby union player.


Davies was born in Aberaeron, Wales.[2] He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford but did not win a "Blue".[3] He first played for Swansea RFC in 1910.[2] Davies played for the Wales national rugby union team on seven occasions in the Five Nations Championship. He made his debut on 1 February 1913 against Scotland and later that month played against France scoring his first international try. In the following year, he played in all four matches (against England, Scotland, France and Ireland), scoring a try in the match against France.[4] He captained the "Terrible Eight" against Ireland in 1914, but was playing for Llanelli RFC by this time.[2]

During the First World War, Davies served as a chaplain with the Royal Field Artillery.[2] He was appointed vicar of Hook in 1924,[5] succeeding another Welsh rugby international, William Thomas Havard. Davies was also a schoolmaster. He died on 18 July 1976 in Los Angeles.[2]

International matches played

External links[edit]


  1. ^ WRU player profile
  2. ^ a b c d e "Davies, Alban Rev". Swansea RFC. Retrieved 12 May 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ Baker, J. N. L. (1971). Jesus College, Oxford 1571–1971. London: Oxonian Press Ltd. p. 112. ISBN 0-9502164-0-2. 
  4. ^ "Alban Davies". WRU Searchable Player Archive. Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 12 May 2008. 
  5. ^ "No. 32995". The London Gazette. 21 November 1924. p. 8415.