Rodney Davies (born 18 May 1989) is an Australian international rugby union footballer who plays for the Western Force. He previously played six seasons for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition. Davies has represented Australia in both fifteen-a-side and seven-a-side rugby. He is also a former rugby league footballer.

Rod Davies
Birth nameRodney Davies
Date of birth (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb)
SchoolIpswich Grammar School
Rugby league career
Position(s) Fullback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2008 Brisbane Broncos ()
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Current team Biarritz
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014–2016
2016−2017
2018−pres.
Biarritz
Mitsubishi DynaBoars

Western Force
50
6
0
(100)
(15)
(0)
Correct as of 8 March 2018
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–2014 Reds 58 (95)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2009
Australia
Australia U20
1
5
(0)
(25)
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2019 Australia 7s 1
Correct as of 9 March 2019

Early lifeEdit

Davies attended Ipswich Grammar School, the same school former Reds team mate Berrick Barnes attended. Davies can run 100m in 10.8 seconds.[1] In 2006 he toured New Zealand and Fiji with the Australian Schoolboys.[2]

As an 18-year-old, he said he preferred to play full-back in union, yet expected to play {{}rlp|wg} in rugby league.[2] In 2007, his first senior year of rugby league, Davies topped his team's try-scoring list in the Queensland Cup.[3]

Rugby union careerEdit

In 2009 Davies commenced his rugby union career with the Queensland Reds.[citation needed] On 28 March 2009, he made his Super Rugby debut against the Chiefs.[citation needed] In July 2011, during the Super Rugby semi final, Davies became the first Red to score 3 tries in a match in Super Rugby.[1]

Davies signed with French club Biarritz Olympique in June 2014,[4] playing two seasons. He played for Mitsubishi DynaBoars in 2017, before joining the Western Force in 2018.[5]

InternationalEdit

In October, 2010, he was in contention for a place in the Wallabies 30-man squad to tour Hong Kong and Europe. This was despite a five-month break without a match up until October,[6] and competition from within the Wallabies squad from outside backs Drew Mitchell and Lachie Turner, James O'Connor and Kurtley Beale.[6] On 17 July 2011, Davies made his Wallabies debut against Samoa.[1]

Davies was selected in the Australia 7s team in 2019 and made his debut at the Canada Sevens tournament in Vancouver.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Rocket Rod Davies to showcase his skills". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 16 July 2011. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b Davies faces tough choice
  3. ^ "Broncos profile". Brisbane Broncos. 18 December 2007. Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-30.
  4. ^ "Davies signs with French club Biarritz". The Courier-Mail. 11 June 2014. Archived from the original on 1 August 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  5. ^ "World Cup winning Springbok Jaque Fourie, Olympic gold medallist Masivesi Dakuwaqa join Western Force". The West Australian. 5 March 2018. Archived from the original on 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  6. ^ a b Tucker, Jim; Geddes, Jon (14 October 2010). "Reds bolter Rod Davies in frame as Deans pushes the need for speed". Courier-Mail. News. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Aussie men's 7s chances get rugby Rocket". Special Broadcasting Service. 8 March 2019. Archived from the original on 9 March 2019.

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