Press Coverage of Noel Davies’s Rugby Achievements

from The Aberdare Leader, March 1966

Another ‘cap’ for Noel

Aberdare Grammar School’s Noel Davies, who played on the wing for the Welsh Schools’ Rugby Union XV against Scotland at Hawick on Saturday did so well that he was automatically chosen for the game against England at Twickenham on March 18.

Young Davies’s play was mentioned by “Daily Telegraph” reporter Duncan Hendry, who praised the way he sent Dix over for the winning try five minutes from the end. Wales winning 6 points to 3.

The “Western Mail” report praised his daring raids in company with standoff-half M. James (Neath) and the fact that only a resolute tackle by the home full-back at the corner flag prevented him from scoring.


The boys had a memorable time In Scotland, visiting Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood House, and the Forth Bridge. They were the guests of the Provost of Edinburgh at a civic reception, and the Provost of Hawick entertained them to lunch and dinner.

They were presented with their caps and ties at the latter function.

Davies was in the Welsh team representing the Aberdare and Merthyr Schools’ R.U.

Today (Friday) Noel figures as an under-15 basketball international against England at Harlow New Town (Essex).

He also has several junior athletics successes to his credit. In August last year he won the ¼–mile title at the Welsh Secondary Schools’ athletics meeting at Connah’s Quay (Flintshire).

He earned the right to compete here by winning the Glamorgan schoolboys’ quarter-mile title.

He is the son of Mr. D. D. Davies, M.Sc., 25, Margaret Street, Aberaman and Mrs. Rhiannon Davies.