Claude Davey was a human battering ram on the rugby pitch and the center was born on this day in rugby history in 1908. He was one of the most outstanding players for Wales of his generation.
Davey’s finest moment came in Wales’ 13-12 victory over the All Blacks in 1935. He finished his Wales career with 23 caps, captaining the team 8 times, and 15 points.
He was a smash mouth type of player who required good service from his teammates break through the defensive lines.
The Llanelly Mercury described Davey in 1930 saying, 'he can do nothing except emulate a battering ram, and too often he forgets to take the ball with him'.
In addition to his Wales career, Davey played primarily for Sale and Swansea.
1908 – Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer (d. 2001)
1985 – Tom Smith, Welsh rugby union footballer
1917 - Phil Waller, Wales International