Our guest this week is former London Welsh player, Alex Davies. Alex is from the Wirral and only really got into rugby as a teenager as football was his first love. He played senior rugby for Birkenhead Park at 17 and then some matches for Sale Jets, but couldn't quite get an Academy contract at Sale. He commenced his degree and also went on his first visit to play rugby in New Zealand where he really fell in love with the country and the game. He came back and played for Waterloo, when he was then spotted by Plymouth and spent 3 season there, becoming their record points scorer in a season, during his second season. We get to understand how precarious life is in the Championship with contract negotiations etc, but eventually London Welsh came in for Alex and he joined the Squad that won the Championship under Lyn Jones in 2011. Alex had four great years at London Welsh and takes us through the highs and lows of his time at the club, before he then joined Ealing, Yorkshire Carnegie and then his last pro contract was at Bath RFC. Alex has always had an eye on the future and commenced his coaching journey whilst he was at London Welsh and explains what he gets out of coaching and where is at on that journey. This interview is a fascinating insight into life as a pro player in and around the Championship and Alex really opens up about some of the challenges he faced at different clubs.
This podcast series is sponsored by London Welsh Developments LTD.
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