Jim Davies (rugby)

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James Davies
Personal information
Full name James Davies
Nickname Jim
Born c. 1886
Playing information
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (174 cm)
Weight 11 st 8 lb (73 kg)
Rugby union
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1900–07 Swansea RFC
Rugby league
Position Stand-off, Scrum-half
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1907–20 Huddersfield 265
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≥1909–≤20 Yorkshire ≥1
1909–12 Wales 3 0 0 0 0
1911–12 Great Britain 2 0 0 0 0
Coaching information
Years Team Gms W D L W%
1920–≥20 Keighley
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org englandrl.co.uk

James "Jim" Davies (born c. 1886) was a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, 1910s, and 1920s, and rugby league coach of the 1920s, playing club level rugby union (RU) for Swansea RFC, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Great Britain, Wales, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Huddersfield, as a Stand-off/Five-eighth, or Scrum-half/Halfback, i.e. number 6, or 7,[1][2] and coaching at club level for Keighley.[3]

Playing career[edit]

International honours[edit]

Jim Davies won 3 caps for Wales (RL) in 1909–1912 while at Huddersfield, and won caps for Great Britain (RL) while at Huddersfield in 1911 against Australia, and in 1912 against Australia.[4][5]

County Cup Final appearances[edit]

Jim Davies played Stand-off/Five-eighth in Huddersfield's 2-8 defeat by Wakefield Trinity in the 1910 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1910–11 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 3 December 1910.

Club career[edit]

In the 1911–12 season, Jim Davies became the first Welshman to score more than 200-points in a season, he made his final appearance for Huddersfield in April of the 1919–20 season.[3]


  1. ^ Evening Post (21 May 1910). "Northern Union Team". PastPapers. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  3. ^ a b Tom Mather (2010). "Best in the Northern Union". Pages 128-142. ISBN 978-1-903659-51-9
  4. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Papers Past — Evening Post — 14 May 1910 — Football". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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