Saracens - Former captain Davies named in Queens Honours List

Jun 15, 2015

Former captain Davies named in Queens Honours List

Former Saracens captain Brian Davies has been awarded an OBE for services to sport in Wales.

The Sarries scrumhalf, who graced Bramley Road in the early 1990s and played alongside Saracens legends such as John Buckton and Richard Hill, was awarded the OBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

As the chef de mission of Team Wales during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Davies was in charge of the Welsh squad who recorded their highest ever medal tally with a haul of 36 in Scotland last summer.

“It’s a very humbling honour personally but I accept it on behalf all the 350 members that made up Team Wales,” said Davies.

“That includes all the athletes, coaches, support staff, management team, volunteers and people at the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales.

“It was such a huge team effort which was a pleasure to be involved with.”

After joining the club in 1990, Davies was appointed captain in 1992, succeeding Saracens & England centre John Buckton to lead the Men in Black. Commuting from South Wales for the entirety of his Saracens career, he led the club to the 1994 Second Division Championship.

[caption id="attachment_41442" align="alignnone" width="640"]Brian Davies Davies led Saracens to the Second Division Championship in 1994[/caption]

He is fondly remembered by Saracens fans for his outstanding leadership and commitment in the highly competitive seasons leading up to professionalism in 1996. He later played for Newport, before retiring.

From everyone at Saracens, congratulation Brian.

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