Tony Davies

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Tony Davies
Tony Davies c1960.jpg
Davies c. 1960
Birth nameWilliam Anthony Davies
Date of birth(1939-09-16)16 September 1939
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Date of death6 April 2008(2008-04-06) (aged 68)
Place of deathSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight81 kg (179 lb)
SchoolKing's College
UniversityAuckland University College
University of Otago
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
First five-eighth
Second five-eighth
All Black No. 608
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
London Irish
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1960, 1962 New Zealand 3 (0)

William Anthony Davies (16 September 1939 – 6 April 2008) was a New Zealand rugby union footballer, who played 17 games for the All Blacks in 1960 and 1962 as a full-back or centre.

Davies was nominated for the All Blacks while playing for the University of Auckland's rugby union team, and made his debut on 14 May 1960 in Sydney, Australia against Queensland. His international debut was against South Africa on 27 August. He played 14 games for the All Blacks that year, then transferred to Dunedin to study medicine, where he played 39 games for the University of Otago. In 1962, Davies returned to the All Blacks for two games against Australia, bringing his total national caps to 17.[1]

Whilst furthering his medical studies in England, Davies played for Blackheath (1971, 1972) and London Irish (1972–74).[1]

Davies died in Sydney, Australia on 6 April 2008.[2]


  1. ^ a b Tony Davies at
  2. ^ "Rugby: Former All Black Davies dies". The New Zealand Herald. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2011.