Haydn Davies

Posted by Aberavon RFC on 10/01/2018

Haydn Davies, who gained two Wales caps at centre in 1959, has died in Hertforshire at the age of 81.

He was born in Cowbridge in 1936  and attended Cowbridge Grammar School from where two gained Wales Secondary School caps against England and France in 1954.

He played senior rugby for Aberavon until he went to Cambridge University and studied law at Christ's College winning a Rugby Blue in 1958.

Haydn played for Wales against England and Scotland in 1959, but after that he never again played for a club in South Wales as he joined London Welsh and skippered them in season 1964-65.

Surprisingly, he was selected as a full back for Wales on tour to South Africa in 1964 but Grahame Hodgson played in every game and Haydn, along with several other players were not even given one game, there being no replacements then allowed.

He did however become the last player to kick a goal from a mark at Old Deer Park. He was a chartered accountant and a financial director of a firm of Surveyors and lived in Elstree.  

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