Paul Davis (rugby league)

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Paul Davis
Personal information
Born (1971-03-12) 12 March 1971 (age 46)
Australia
Playing information
Position Centre, Five-eighth, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992–1993 Balmain Tigers 40 10 11 0 62
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1992 Australian Aboriginies
Source: RLP

Paul Davis (born 12 March 1971) is an Australian former rugby league player who played professionally for the Balmain Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

Davis played forty matches for the Balmain Tigers between 1992 and 1993.

In 1992 he represented the Australian Aboriginies side at the Pacific Cup.[1]

Davis also played Group 2 Rugby League for Port Macquarie, Macksville and Dunghutti.[2]

Later years[edit]

Davis coached Dunghutti in 2008.[3]

In 2009 his 15-year-old son, Paul Davis-Welsh, was killed in a car crash. Davis-Welsh was a promising junior and had signed with the Gold Coast Titans under 16s.[4] A memorial golf tournament was later set up in his name.[5][6]

In 2009 Davis was named in the 2000-2009 Group 2 Team of the Decade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 276–279. ISBN 9781869693312. 
  2. ^ a b Group 2 'team of decade' The Coffs Coast Advocate, 9 October 2009
  3. ^ Grand final berth on the line Coffs Coast Independent, 21 August 2008
  4. ^ Fatal crash leaves Kempsey in mourning Daily Telegraph, 21 November 2009
  5. ^ Special event to remember Paul The Coffs Coast Advocate, 6 November 2010
  6. ^ Group celebrates the life of a lost talent The Mackay Argus, 13 August 2010