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Gerald Davies
Wales
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Full name Thomas Gerald Reames Davies
Born February 7, 1945, Llansaint
Current age 69 years 207 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales, Wales XV
Position Wing

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1966-1978 51 51 0 81 23 0 0 0 0 31 16 4 64.70
Wales 1966-1978 46 46 0 72 20 0 0 0 0 29 14 3 66.30
British and Irish Lions 1968-1971 5 5 0 9 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 50.00
Five/Six Nations 1967-1978 38 38 0 57 16 0 0 0 0 27 8 3 75.00

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v Australia at Cardiff, Dec 3, 1966 match details
Last Test Australia v Wales at Sydney, Jun 17, 1978 match details
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Profile

Wales great Gerald Davies made his international debut in December 1966 against Australia in Cardiff, playing in the centre during his early career.

He was switched to the wing by Welsh coach Clive Rowlands during their 1969 tour of Australia and New Zealand, and his famous side-step and rapid acceleration led to him dominating the Wales wing for the remainder of his career.

Davies was a British and Irish Lion in 1968 and 1971, one of a raft of Welsh players alongside Barry John, Gareth Edwards and JPR Williams to enter into the folklore of both the Lions and Wales.

He is perhaps best remembered for his last-gasp score against Scotland in the 1971 Five Nations, crossing in the corner before flanker John Taylor added the extras with the "greatest conversion since St.Paul" for a 19-17 Wales win.

Following his retirement from playing, Davies became a respected rugby correspondent for The Times and holds honorary fellowships from the University of Wales Lampeter, Aberystwyth and Cardiff.

Davies also served as the team manager for the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa.

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May 31, 2012
Andy Irvine, Derek Quinnell and Gerald Davies
Andy Irvine, Derek Quinnell and Gerald Davies
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Oct 18, 2010
Lions tour manager Andy Irvine and committee chairman Gerald Davies pose with former Lions Jamie Roberts, Simon Shaw, Tommy Bowe and Gavin Hastings
Lions tour manager Andy Irvine and committee chairman Gerald Davies pose with former Lions Jamie Roberts, Simon Shaw, Tommy Bowe and Gavin Hastings
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Oct 18, 2010
Newly-appointed Lions tour manager Andy Irvine and committee chairman Gerald Davies
Newly-appointed Lions tour manager Andy Irvine and committee chairman Gerald Davies
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Jul 7, 2009
Lions tour manager Gerald Davies returns home to London
Lions tour manager Gerald Davies returns home to London
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