Jonathan Davies: Codebreaker by Jonathan Davies
Jonathan Davies's rubgy career began in Union, where he excelled as fly-half for Neath and Llanelli. He was later appointed captain of the Wales 15. In 1989, Davies made the leap to League, from the "amateur" to the "professional" game, when he signed for Widnes. His speed, agility and brains soon brought him fame among the burly League players and his transformation from "15" to "13" was so successful that he is now unique in the world, having captained his country in both Union and League rugby. He played League for Great Britain 13 times and for Wales six times, and in the 1994-95 season he shone as Warrington's, or "the Wire" as they are known, premier player. His unprecedented move back to Rugby Union in 1995 was home to Wales and to League-soaring Cardiff. Jonathan's next challenge is to regain his place in the Welsh Rugby Union team. Jonathan Davies tells his story, and gives candid assessments of the two games, the clubs he has served, and the friends and foes he has encountered in his long and difficult journey to the three peaks of his sporting career.