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Encyclopedia > Thomas Mervyn Davies

Thomas Mervyn Davies (born 1946 in Swansea), is a former Welsh rugby union player who won 38 rugby union caps for Wales as a No. 8. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For other places with the same name, see Swansea (disambiguation). ... A rugby union scrum. ... A rugby union scrum. ... First international England 30 - 0 Wales (19 February 1881) Largest win Japan 0 - 98 Wales (26 November 2004) Worst defeat South Africa 96 - 13 Wales (27 June 1998) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result Third 1987 The Wales national rugby union team (also referred to as the...

Davies joined London Welsh in 1968, later moving to Swansea. He won his first cap for Wales in 1969 against Scotland, going on to play 38 consecutive matches for Wales and scoring two tries. During this period Wales won two Grand Slams and three Triple Crowns. He went on the British and Irish Lions tours to New Zealand in 1971 and to South Africa in 1974, playing in eight tests. In a total of 46 international appearances for Wales and the Lions he only ended on the losing side nine times. At senior lever, London Welsh has played rugby in England since 1885 when it was originally formed. ... Swansea Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team which plays in the Welsh Premier Division. ... First international (also the worlds first) Scotland 4 - 1 England (27 March 1871) Largest win Scotland 100 - Japan 8 (13 November 2004) Worst defeat Scotland 10 - South Africa 68 (6 December 1997) World Cup Appearances 5 (First in 1987) Best result 4th 1991 The Scotland national rugby union team... A Grand Slam can be completed in two ways in rugby union. ... The term Triple Crown is used in several distinct contexts. ... For the Great Britain Lions rugby league football team of similiar title, go to Great Britain national rugby league team First match Otago 3 - 8 Lions (as Great Britain) (28 April 1888) Largest win Manawatu 6 - 109 Lions (28 June 2005) Worst defeat New Zealand 38 - 6 Lions (16 July...

His career was ended by an inter-cranial haemorrhage suffered when captaining Swansea against Pontypool in 1976. Pontypool Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team currently playing in the Welsh Premier Division Their home ground is Pontypool Park, (Pontypool). ...

Tall and slight of frame he is considered the greatest Number 8 that Wales has ever produced and one of its greatest at any position. In a poll of Welsh Rugby fans in 2002 he was voted both Greatest Ever Welsh Captain and Greatest Ever Welsh Number 8. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. // History The Rugby Union Hall of Fame was created in 1997. ...



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