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Bradley Davies (born 9 January 1987)[1] is a Wales international rugby union player for the Ospreys in the Pro14. His father was a former Pontypridd player Bleddyn Davies who was also a lock forward.

Bradley Davies
Birth nameBradley Davies
Date of birth (1987-01-09) 9 January 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthLlantrisant, Wales
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb; 269 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Ospreys
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Cardiff RFC
Cardiff Blues
Correct as of 10 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009– Wales 66 (0)
Correct as of 24 November 2019 (UTC)


Bradley's first position as a youngster was outside half where he played for Pontyclun juniors, at the age of 14 he then found his natural position at lock. Davies went on from there to play for Beddau youth and was a member of the Cardiff Blues academy before signing a professional contract with the Blues at 18.


Davies played for all age group levels for Wales and was captain of the under 20s squad when they won the Grand Slam in 2005.

In the summer of 2008 he was selected in the Welsh squad to tour South Africa but was not able to play due to injury.[2] During the 2009 Six Nations Championship Davies made his Wales debut as a late replacement for Shane Williams against Scotland.[3]

On 18 January 2010 he was named in the 35 man Wales national Squad for the 2010 Six Nations tournament.[4]

On 26 February 2010, Davies played in a loss against France and there was a minutes silence in honour of his mother Cheryl who died aged 46 the week before.[5]

In the 2012 Six Nations Championship, Davies was back in the red of Wales and started in their clash with Ireland in the opening match of the weekend. The lock, however, was at the centre of a controversial incident as he was sin-binned for 'tip-tackling' Donnacha Ryan. Following this incident the player was cited by match officials and subsequently received a 7-week ban for foul play.[6]

During the All Blacks end of year European Tour, controversy arose during the Wales vs. New Zealand test match on 24 November 2012. Within the first minute of the game, All Blacks hooker Andrew Hore swung his right arm, hitting Davies hard in the jaw from behind and knocking him unconscious.[7] This incident was missed by referee Craig Joubert and his touch-judges, and no action towards Hore was taken on the field, however it is expected that Hore will face the judiciary for his actions and he may face an end of season suspension.[8] This incident resulted in Davies being taken off of the field and taken to a hospital for further concussion assessment.[9]

Davies was selected as Wales captain for the two match tour of Japan in June 2013.

Personal historyEdit

On Saturday 9 April 2011 Bradley Davies was arrested in Saundersfoot, Wales for his involvement in a pub brawl.[10]


  1. ^ Bradley Davies player profile
  2. ^ Sky Sports Charteris given Welsh call
  3. ^ RBS Match Report Archived 15 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Wales 2010 Six Nations Squad
  5. ^ Wales 20 – 26 France: French prevail despite late Welsh fightback The Scotsman, 27 February 2010
  6. ^ Rees, Paul (8 February 2012). "Six Nations 2012: Bradley Davies banned for remainder of tournament". The Guardian. London.
  7. ^ "Abs' Hore king hits Wales' Davies". 3 News NZ. 25 November 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Steve Hansen expects Hore to face judiciary". 3 News NZ. 26 November 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2012.
  9. ^ [1], 25 November 2012
  10. ^ "Bradley Davies, Wales rugby player, bailed after fight". BBC Sport. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011.

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