Teleri Davies pays tribute to her father, who died six years after a scrummaging accident
Teleri Davies made her Wales debut in their 18-17 victory over Scotland in the opening match of the women’s 2018 Six Nations.
Afterwards, Teleri paid tribute to her father Bryan “Yogi” Davies who died in 2013, six years after a scrummaging accident while playing for Bala.
‘I play every game with my father in my heart’
An emotional tribute from Teleri Davies to her father Bryan “Yogi” Davies after winning her first Wales senior cap
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The 20-year-old law student, who plays for Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (RGC 1404), says she owes her sporting success to her father Bryan “Yogi” Davies , who took her to training from a young age but died in 2013 at the age of 56.
Mr Davies, from Bala, was left a tetraplegic after a scrum collapsed within minutes of him starting his last game for Bala in 2007.
Second row Ms Davies, who won her first cap said, said: “Thinking about dad obviously spurs me on. He inspired me to be here today by starting me playing rugby when I was young and dragging me to training.
“He would be so proud of me playing for Wales and that I was stepping into his rugby boots.
“He probably wouldn’t tell me how proud he was, but would tell others behind my back.”
“He would tell me that, if you want to do anything, do it right.