Brian Davies

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Nickname(s)
Bull
Born
Friday, 16th May, 1930
Current Age
84 years and 162 days
Place Of Birth
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Biography

Star teenage forward from Brisbane Brothers was a Queensland rep in 1950 before being selected a non-playing reserve in Australia's historic Ashes win against Great Britain that year. Davies commenced a long and successful Test career against France in 1951 - the first of 27 Test appearances during the 1950s. During that time he toured with the 1952-53 and 1956-57 Kangaroos and played in two World Cup campaigns (1954 & 1957). A tough second rower and later a prop, Davis was named Australian Test captain (and the only Queensland resident selected) for the 1958 Ashes series against Great Britain. His final appearance for his country was the 40-17 loss in the series decider in Sydney. At age 29 Davies ventured to Sydney to play for C’bury but left after four seasons to take on a player-coach position with Queensland district club, St George. He returned to Brothers in 1964, where his grade career had begun as an 18-year-old in 1948, for one final season as player/coach. Davies was elected co-manager of Queensland’s inaugural State of Origin side in 1980, showing where his heart had always been.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

All statistics shown in this section are based only on data available in the RLP database, and are not necessarily a complete and/or 100% accurate representation of a player's career. This information should be used as a guide only. If you see a question mark (?), it denotes that the figure is not available.

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951-58 33 5 7   - 29 17 16 0 51.52% Match list
Overall 1951-1958 33 5 7   0 29 17 16 0 51.52% Match list

International Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951-1957 2 - -   - - 2 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1954-1957 2 0 0   0 2 0 0 100.00% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 1951-1957 6 - 1   - 2 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Overall 1954-1957 6 0 1   0 2 4 2 0 66.67% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
QLD Firsts 1950-58 31 8 14   - 52 7 23 1 22.58% Match list
Overall 1950-1958 31 8 14   0 52 7 23 1 22.58% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1959 ? 3 6   - 21  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1960 ? 2 61   - 128  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1961 ? 2 21   - 48  
Canterbury NSWRFL 1962 ? - 1   - 2  
Overall 1959-1962 ? 7 89   0 199 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1959-62 ? 7 89   - 199 ? ? ? ?  
Overall 1959-1962 ? 7 89   0 199 ? ? ? ?  

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Canterbury 1959-62 ? 7 89   - 199 ? ? ? ?  
Canterbury 1960 1 - 1   - 2 0 1 0 0.00% Match list
Overall 1959-1962 ? 7 89   0 199 ? ? ? ?  

Your Say

Bob Taylor says: I am now 70 & remember as a kid being taught to swim in the Mooloolah R by Brian ,never got past the splashing stage. He looked great in a grass skirt when he entertained us at the Mooloolabah theatre each Xmas . I remember he had a jaw like a concrete block . A couple of weeks back had a meal at the MSLSC & there on the wall was a photo of Brian ,the flagbearer leading his club . Must admit shed a tear for the beautiful memories .
Regards Bob T (17/02/2012)

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Last modified: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:43:46 +1100 (Sydney time)