Great Welsh centre Davey dies

Former Wales centre and captain Claude Davey has died at the age of 92.

Widely considered one of the greats to have pulled on the red shirt of Wales, Davey was renowned for his crash-tackling. The Western Mail reported that he won 23 caps for Wales from 1930 until 1938 and skippered them in eight of those matches, including leading Wales to victory over the 1935 All Blacks in Cardiff by 13-12.

Davey was born at Garnant on December 14, 1908. He schooled at Ystalyfera CS, then went to Swansea University. His rugby career saw him play for Wales Sec Schools, Swansea, Sale, Cwmgors, Amman Utd, Aylesbury, Reading, London Welsh, Ross-lyn Park, Berkshire, Lancashire and the Barbarians.

Davey died on Sunday in a Brecon nursing home and to his death kept his treasured Welsh cap in his bedroom.