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James Davies (rugby union)

James Davies (born 25 October 1990) is a Welsh rugby union player who plays for the Scarlets as a flanker. He has also represented Wales Sevens and was part of the Great Britain squad that played in the Rugby Sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

James Davies
Date of birth (1990-10-25) 25 October 1990 (age 29)
Place of birthCarmarthen, Wales
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight101.6 kg (16 st; 224 lb)
Notable relative(s)Jonathan Davies (brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Openside Flanker
Current team Scarlets
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011–2015 Camarthen Quins 59 (65)
Correct as of 20:58, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– Scarlets 93 (85)
Correct as of 12:00, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018-present Wales 7 (5)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2013–14
2016
Wales 7s
GB 7s
17 (220)
4 (15)
Correct as of 20:58, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Davies made his debut for the Scarlets in 2014 making 23 appearances in his debut season, 16 in the Pro12, scoring four tries and winning four man of the match awards.[2]

His brother is Jonathan Davies, who also plays professional rugby union as a centre for Scarlets and Wales. His nickname is "Cubby", in reference to his brother's nickname, "Fox"; this refers to the Fox & Hounds pub their parents ran in Bancyfelin, the village where they grew up.[3]

In January 2018 he was called up to the senior Wales squad for the 2018 Six Nations Championship. He made his international debut on 11 March 2018 against Italy.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Sevens shows why James Davies MUST get a chance to influence Wales' evolving faster, looser game-plan". WalesOnline. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.scarlets.co.uk/eng/teams/first-team-Players.php?PlayId=98390
  3. ^ Corrigan, James (2018-03-09). "Fan favourite James 'Cubby Boi' Davies primed for long-awaited Wales debut". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2018-03-10.
  4. ^ "Six Nations 2018: Wales name James Davies and Josh Adams in squad". BBC. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018.

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