Dafydd James

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Dafydd James
Full nameDafydd Rhys James
Date of birth(1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 37)
Place of birthMufulira, Zambia
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
SchoolBrynteg Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Playing career
PositionWing, centre
Professional / senior clubs
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
199?–1997
1997–1999
1999–2001
2001–2003
2004–2005
2009
2010–2011
Bridgend RFC
Pontypridd RFC
Llanelli RFC
Bridgend RFC
Harlequins
Bridgend Ravens
HKCC Rugby
 ?
54
?
?
?
2
?
(?)
(115)
(?)
(?)
(?)
(5)
(?)
correct as of 17:22, 22 July 2009 (UTC).
Provincial/State sides
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
2003–2004
2005–2009
2009–2010
2010
Celtic Warriors
Scarlets
Cardiff Blues
Sale Sharks
12
71
1
?
(5)
(115)
(0)
?
correct as of 10:47, 17 August 2010 (UTC).
National team(s)
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
1996
1997
1995–
2001
Wales U21
Wales A
Wales
British and Irish Lions
1
1
48
3
(0)
(0)
(75)
(5)
correct as of 17:22, 22 July 2009 (UTC).
 
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Dafydd James
Full nameDafydd Rhys James
Date of birth(1975-07-24) July 24, 1975 (age 37)
Place of birthMufulira, Zambia
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
SchoolBrynteg Comprehensive School
Rugby union career
Playing career
PositionWing, centre
Professional / senior clubs
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
199?–1997
1997–1999
1999–2001
2001–2003
2004–2005
2009
2010–2011
Bridgend RFC
Pontypridd RFC
Llanelli RFC
Bridgend RFC
Harlequins
Bridgend Ravens
HKCC Rugby
 ?
54
?
?
?
2
?
(?)
(115)
(?)
(?)
(?)
(5)
(?)
correct as of 17:22, 22 July 2009 (UTC).
Provincial/State sides
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
2003–2004
2005–2009
2009–2010
2010
Celtic Warriors
Scarlets
Cardiff Blues
Sale Sharks
12
71
1
?
(5)
(115)
(0)
?
correct as of 10:47, 17 August 2010 (UTC).
National team(s)
YearsClub / teamCaps(points)
1996
1997
1995–
2001
Wales U21
Wales A
Wales
British and Irish Lions
1
1
48
3
(0)
(0)
(75)
(5)
correct as of 17:22, 22 July 2009 (UTC).

Dafydd Rhys James (born 24 July 1975 in Mufulira, Zambia) is a former Welsh international rugby union footballer who plays on the wing or at centre. He toured with the British and Irish Lions in 2001. He has earned 48 caps for Wales and three for the British & Irish Lions.[1] His clubs include Llanelli, Bridgend, Pontypridd, Harlequins, Scarlets, Cardiff Blues, Sale Sharks and HKCC Rugby.

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Domestic career

He had his contract with the Scarlets terminated in 2009 alongside Simon Maling and Gavin Thomas after he was injured for most of the 2008/09 season with a neck injury.[2] James considered taking legal action after he claimed he was 'humiliated' and was denied access to the team bus and training. The Scarlets said he was injured which allowed them to invoke a clause that allowed him to released if he was injured for 26 weeks, despite James claiming to be fit.[3]

He moved on to the Cardiff Blues for the 2009/10 season,[4] but with limited success, he started just one match in the Magners League. He moved to the Sale Sharks in January 2010 to cover for an injury crisis,[5] but he failed to have an impact on them scoring no tries and he was released at the end of the season.[6]

He did hold the record for leading try scorer in the Heineken Cup with 29 but was overtaken by Vincent Clerc in 2009.[citation needed]

International career

James made his international debut in 1996 and went on to win 51 caps during league play. His last cap came at the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

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