Mervin Davies ephemera
Lot 88
Mervyn Davies rugby itineraries and ephemera
Sold for £192 (US$ 322) inc. premium
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The following 14 lots have been consigned by Thomas Mervyn Davies who won 38 caps for Wales as a number 8. Davies joined London Welsh in 1968, later moving to Swansea. He won his first cap for Wales in 1969 against Scotland, going on to play 38 consecutive matches for Wales and scoring two tries. During this period Wales won two Grand Slams and three Triple Crowns. He went on the British and Irish Lions tours to New Zealand in 1971 and to South Africa in 1974, playing in eight tests. In a total of 46 international appearances for Wales and the Lions he only ended on the losing side nine times. Tall and slight of frame, he was nicknamed "Merv the Swerve" and is considered by some to be the greatest Number 8 that Wales has ever produced and one of its greatest at any position. His career was ended by an injury suffered when captaining Swansea against Pontypool in 1976. In a poll of Welsh Rugby fans in 2002, Davies was voted both Greatest Ever Welsh Captain and Greatest Ever Welsh Number 8. In 2001 he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame.
Mervyn Davies rugby itineraries and ephemera
France v Wales 22 March 1969 dinner menu, Welsh reception programme 8th June 1969 at Wellington Hall, Wales v France 4th April 1970 dinner menu, Wales v Japan 6th October 1973 dinner menu, England v Wales 16th March 1974 itinerary, England v Wales 17th January 1976 itinerary, Welsh Rugby Union guest list for the dinner held in honour of the New Zealand rugby team held at the Angel Hotel in Cardiff on 27th November 1974, Welsh Rugby Union trial match programme for final trial probables v possibles at Cardiff Arms Park on 4th January 1975. (8)