Aberystwyth born Rees Davies was a Pontypridd winger for two short terms in the mid-1890s, and like many Ponty players of the time became a policeman. Having initially represented Pontypridd Crusaders, the local chainworks team, he was called up by Pontypridd RFC making his debut at Taff Vale Park against Llwynypia amd scoring two tries. Davies was renown for his speed, making a name for himself as a sprinter in local athletic meetings.
Rees Davies served in the South African War with the Denbighshire Yeomanry before rejoining the Glamorgan Constabulary, promoted to inspector. His playing career as a wing-threequarter had encompased playing for Pontypridd, Glamorgan Police, Treherbert, Neath, and Aberavon.
Rees Davies: Winger 1890s