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Up close and personal with Jonathan Davies

Guinness PRO12 Editor

18 Nov 2010


Wales centre Jonathan Davies is the Scarlets’ Magners League Ambassador this season. Here’s your chance to get to know him just a little bit better…

Did you know?

Jonathan scored six tries in his first four Magners League games this season.

He was one of the league’s standout players in September but hasn’t played in the competition since injuring his ankle against the Dragons at Rodney Parade in Round 4.

Jonathan looked set to play a key role for Wales this month but suffered a reoccurrence of his injury during an international training session prior to the match against Australia.

Despite his current absence, he should still reach a half century of Magners League appearances by the end of the season. Jonathan has played 41 times in the tournament since making his debut back in the 2007/08 campaign.

Either or

Night out or night in: Night out.

Sun, sea or safari:

Rock and roll, rap or reggae: Rock and roll.

Rent the movie or read the book: Rent the movie.

CD or download: Download.


Rugby memory: Playing for my primary school Bancyfelin near Carmarthen.

Live game watched: My dad took to me watch Wales versus South Africa. I think it was in 1994 or 1996.

Club: St Clears Juniors.

Senior try: It was against Connacht in the Magners League at Stradey Park in September 2007. We won 34-11 and I scored the bonus point-try with the last play of the game.

Injury: I had an ACL reconstruction in my knee. Being injured was one of the worst times of my life.


Movie watched: Inception. That was a brilliant film.

Last book read: LawrenceTaylor’s autobiography, LT: Over the Edge. (Taylor was arguably the greatest defensive player in American Football history.)

TV series I was glued to:
Entourage. All the Scarlets squad are mad for it.

Meal cooked: Spaghetti Bolognese. I’m a culinary wizard!

Song bought or downloaded: Barbara Streisland by Duck Sauce. It’s always on in the gym at the club.


Magners League ground: The RDS where Leinster play. There’s always a good atmosphere there.

Magners League memory: Scoring a hat-trick against Aironi in September.

International player: All Black centre Conrad Smith.

Sport outside rugby: Either cricket, which I play in the summer, or American Football.

Room mate: Regan King. He always brings sweets or chocolates with him.

To hear more from Jonathan throughout the season, keep your eye on the Ambassadors section of this website.