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Gareth Davies (rugby player, born 1990)

Gareth Davies (born 18 August 1990) is a Wales international rugby union player currently playing for the Scarlets. His position is scrum-half. He is a fluent Welsh speaker.[1]

Gareth Davies
Birth nameGareth Davies
Date of birth (1990-08-18) 18 August 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthCarmarthen, Wales
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight86 kg (13 st 8 lb; 190 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Bridgend Sports RFC
Newcastle Emlyn RFC
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2014
2011–2012

Llanelli RFC
Carmarthen Quins

Bridgend Sports
74
2
(75)
(5)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2006– Scarlets 109 (125)
Correct as of 23 January 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)

2010
2014–
Wales U18
Wales U20
Wales

7
44

(5)
(60)
Correct as of 7 september 2019

Davies went to Ysgol Gyfun Dyffryn Teifi in Llandysul before studying Sports Development and Coaching at Coleg Sir Gar in Llanelli. He has been with the Scarlets since he joined the academy in 2006. He has over 100 appearances for the Scarlets scoring over 100 points.

Davies was the top try scorer in the Pro12 for the 2013-14 season, scoring 10 tries. This caught the eye of Wales head coach Warren Gatland to select him for the summer tour of South Africa in 2014.[2]

InternationalEdit

Davies made his Wales international debut versus South Africa on 14 June 2014 as a second half replacement. He replaced scrum half Mike Phillips, he was selected on the bench for the second test against South Africa. On 20 March 2015 Davies played in the 61-20 win over Italy. He scored at least a try against Uruguay, England and Fiji in the 3 pool matches in 2015 Rugby World Cup. Davies was selected for the 2016 Six Nations squad, he started vs Ireland, Scotland, France and England, as well as being on the bench vs Italy. He scored a try against both Scotland and Italy.

In 2019 Davies played in all five games as Wales won their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2012. Beginning the campaign as a substitute in the first two matches against France and Italy he regained his starting place against England, Scotland and Ireland.

In September 2019 it was announced that Davies had been selected as part of Wales' 31 man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

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