Jonathan Davies rugby player
Jonathan Davies rugby player

Jonathan Davies

5th Apr 1988 1.86m/104kg Outside Centre

Davies, who was born in Birmingham, has become one of the best young centres in world rugby, combining tremendous athleticism with deft technical attributes.

Won the grand slam with Wales in 2012 and after recovering from a slow start to the 2013 championship became one of the form players in the tournament & included in 2013 British and Irish Lions squad to tour Australia.

Davies possesses the pace to make those arching outside centre runs that are so devastating against even the most organised defences in world rugby and he has the hands to exploit those line breaks and turn them into tries.

After playing some terrific rugby in the opening games of that tour, the Welshman was called up to replace Brian O'Driscoll as the Lions outside centre for the crucial third and final test against the Wallabies.

After an 8 year spell at Scarlets, Davies declined the chance for a WRU central contract and moved to Clermont in France. Unfortunately Davies ruptured his knee ligaments in the last round of the 2015 Top 14 playing for Clermont and was ruled out of the 2015 RWC.

Davies spent two seasons at les Jaunards before returning to the Scarlets. The Welshman was part of the side that lost the final in 2015 to Toulon.

In Nov '15 he became the 17th player to sign a dual contract with the WRU & Scarlets returning to his old club. He re-joined the Scarlets at the start of the 2016/17 season and has scored 40 tries in his 130 appearances for the Welsh region.

In April 2017, Davies was selected by Warren Gatland to go on his second Lions Tour after playing a starring role four years ago in Australia. In Australia, the Welsh centre was paired with Brian O'Driscoll for the first two Tests against the Wallabies and then was reunited with his fellow Welshman Jamie Roberts for the final Test in Sydney.

He scored three tries on the 2013 Tour crossing the whitewash against the Barbarians, Combined NSW-QLD Country and Super Rugby outfit the New South Wales Waratahs.

Davies was named the Lions Player of the Series in New Zealand having featured in all 3 of the Lions Tour Tests.

He returned to the Wales test squad for the end of year tests and started Wales test against Australia where he picked up a foot injury which will see him out of action until at about April 2018.

Davies Test tally: 65 caps for Wales & 10 for the British and Irish Lions.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Davies has had 48 European Cups appearances scoring 11 tries and 50 points.

Davies heads into the 2018 November International with 65 test caps.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Davies has had 31 previous 6 Nations appearances scoring 40 points.

JW January 18
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Career

scarlets Scarlets
Outside Centre
2006 - present
wales Wales
Outside Centre
2009 - present
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Outside Centre
2013 - present
Trinity College logo Trinity College
Outside Centre
Untitled Clermont Auvergne
Outside Centre
2014 - 2016