Jim Davidson (rugby union, born 1942)

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Jim Davidson
Date of birth23 October 1942
Place of birth Armagh, Northern Ireland
Date of death27 April 2007(2007-04-27) (aged 64)
School St Brendan's Sixth Form College
Occupation(s)Rugby Union Player & Coach
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Bristol RFC
Dungannon RFC
()
Provincial / State sides
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Ulster ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)


1969–1976
England U17
England U19
Ireland


6


(0)
Correct as of 1 March 2021
Teams coached
YearsTeam
1983–1987
1987–1990
Ulster Rugby
Ireland

Jimmy Davidson (Armagh, 23 October 1942 - 28 April 2007) was an Irish rugby union player and coach.

Davidson managed the Irish national rugby union team from 1987 until 1990. Davidson made his Ireland debut against France at Lansdowne Road on 25 January 1969 and went on to win six caps for Ireland, his last in 1976. He took over as coach of the Ulster in 1983 and guided them to three inter-provincial titles before succeeding Mick Doyle as Ireland coach in 1987. [1] Davidson led Ireland to five victories during his three year stint with the national side. [1] He died in 2007 of cancer. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Jimmy Davidson Passes Away". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  2. "Former Irish coach Davidson dies". BBC Sport. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2012.