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Dai Young
Wales
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Full name David Young
Born July 26, 1967, Aberdare
Current age 46 years 269 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales
Position Prop
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 258 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1987-2001 54 50 4 4 1 0 0 0 28 25 1 52.77
Wales 1987-2001 51 47 4 4 1 0 0 0 26 24 1 51.96
British and Irish Lions 1989-1989 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
Five/Six Nations 1988-2001 26 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 13 1 48.07
IRB Rugby World Cup 1987-1999 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut England v Wales at Brisbane, Jun 8, 1987 match details
Last Test Wales v Argentina at Millennium Stadium, Nov 10, 2001 match details
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Dai Young starred in both codes during a productive playing career that spanned three decades. A mobile prop, he made his international bow for Wales at the 1987 Rugby World Cup thanks to a quirk of scheduling - having missed the initial cut he was in Australia playing for Northern Suburbs when injury ruled Stuart Evans out of action.

In 1989 he played all three Tests as the British & Irish Lions won a series in Australia, but he soon 'went north' in a lucrative deal with rugby league side Leeds. He later represented Salford and Wales in the 13-man code before returning to union in 1996. A year later he made his second Lions tour, to South Africa, and returned to Australia with the tourists in 2001 - his final year of international rugby.

Young joined Cardiff Blues as head coach in 2002 - having represented Cardiff and Swansea during his playing days - and led the region to a Heineken Cup semi-final and the Anglo-Welsh Cup title in 2009.

The following year he was at the helm as the Blues became the first Welsh region to claim a European title - the Amlin Challenge Cup - by beating Toulon in Marseille. In June 2011 Young stepped down from his role with the Blues in order to take over the vacant director of rugby role at Premiership heavyweights Wasps.

His first season at Wasps was dogged by financially uncertainty and a lengthy list of injuries and retirements. but he managed to keep their head above the water and come the 2012-13 campaign Wasps had improved immeasurably with youngsters such as Joe Launchbury and Christian Wade putting in some memorable performances.

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Aug 7, 2012
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Wasps announce a partnership with leading mental health charity Mind
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Jan 28, 2012
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Oct 31, 2011
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Aviva Premiership bosses pose with the Heineken Cup, Heineken Cup launch, Twickenham, London, England, October 31, 2011
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Oct 15, 2011
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