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Dafydd James
Wales
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Full name Dafydd Rhys James
Born July 24, 1975, Mufulira
Current age 39 years 29 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Cardiff Blues, Harlequins, Sale Sharks, Scarlets, Wales
Position Wing, Centre
Height 6 ft 4 in
Weight 217 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1996-2007 51 43 8 80 16 0 0 0 24 26 1 48.03
Wales 1996-2007 48 40 8 75 15 0 0 0 23 24 1 48.95
British and Irish Lions 2001-2001 3 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 33.33
Five/Six Nations 1997-2006 21 17 4 20 4 0 0 0 7 13 1 35.71
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2007 4 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 50.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Wales at Sydney, Jun 22, 1996 match details
Last Test Wales v Japan at Millennium Stadium, Sep 20, 2007 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2004-2010 22 18 4 5 1 0 0 0 6 15 1 29.54
Harlequins 2004-2005 15 13 2 5 1 0 0 0 5 9 1 36.66
Sale Sharks 2010-2010 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 14.28
Profile

Wales and British & Irish Lions wing Dafydd James was born in Mufulira, Zambia. James made his international debut for Wales in 1996 and won 48 caps, his last coming at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He is the record try scorer in the Heineken Cup with 29 and has enjoyed spells at Llanelli, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Harlequins and the Scarlets.

In 2001 he placed all three Tests of the Lions' series in Australia, scoring one of their four tries in the opening Test victory. The Lions went on to lose the series 2-1. James' career was beset by injuries in its latter stages, and he was contoversially released by the Scarlets after spending too much time on the treatment table. He finished the 2008-2009 season playing for Bridgend before being signed in the close season by the Scarlets' Magners League rivals Cardiff Blues. After a short spell with the Blues James again moved, this time to Guinness Premiership side Sale Sharks.

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Feb 27, 2010
Sale Sharks wing Dafydd James
Sale Sharks wing Dafydd James
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Mar 2, 2002
Wales' Dafydd James dives in to score a try
Wales' Dafydd James dives in to score a try
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Mar 2, 2002
Dafydd James dives in to score
Dafydd James dives in to score
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Jun 30, 2001
Dafydd James races away to score for the Lions
Dafydd James races away to score for the Lions
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