Dai Burcher

Dai Burcher

Position: Centre

Date Of Birth 26/10/1950 (66)
Place Of Birth Newport
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

David played fullback at Newport High School and played for Welsh Schools, St Lukes, Eastern Counties, Bath, East Wales (vs Argentina). Welsh Academicals. Newport RFC debut in Dec 1973. Scored hat-tricks vs Beddau (H) in Welsh Cup Nov 12th 1975 (34-3W) and also vs Abertillery Jan 2nd 1978. Played 200th game  vs Bath April 7th 1979. Played all 49 matches 1975/6 scoring 17t. Played for Wales B (capt), Wales (first cap in 1977), Barbarians, British Lions (NZ 1977). Proudest moment was playing for British Lions vs NZ in 3rd test at Dunedin. Made 14 apps on NZ/Fiji tour. Newport capt 1976/7 scoring 16 tries (stood down for Cup Final) and led Newport to Welsh Merit and English/Welsh Pennant and also captain in 1977/8. Left Newport for Cardiff after only 2 games for Newport in 1979/80. Won 4 Welsh caps in 1977. Teacher at Duffryn.

Uncle Joe Dunn (1932-1939) and grandfather Joe AH Dunn (1908-1910) played for Newport RFC.

Newport RFC record : 1973/4-1979/80: 210 apps / 67t.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1973/1974 15 13 0 2 4 0 0 0 16  
  1974/1975 50 29 4 17 16 0 0 0 64  
  1975/1976 49 36 1 12 17 0 0 0 68  
  1976/1977 28 22 1 5 16 0 0 0 64  
  1977/1978 27 18 0 9 9 0 0 0 36  
  1978/1979 36 17 2 17 5 0 0 0 20  
  1979/1980 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 210 135 8 67 67 0 0 0 268  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  15/12/1973 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 4  
  22/12/1973 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  26/12/1973 Watsonians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 9 - 7  
  29/12/1973 Moseley CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 39 - 9  
  01/01/1974 Burry Port CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  05/01/1974 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 20  
  12/01/1974 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  06/04/1974 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  10/04/1974 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 10  
  13/04/1974 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 7  
  16/04/1974 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  20/04/1974 Penzance & Newlyn CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 0  
  22/04/1974 Camborne CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 48 - 18  
  23/04/1974 Falmouth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 15  
  29/04/1974 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 7  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1974 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 9  
  11/09/1974 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 11 - 0  
  14/09/1974 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 17 - 3  
  18/09/1974 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 14  
  21/09/1974 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 13  
  25/09/1974 WRU President's XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  28/09/1974 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  02/10/1974 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  09/10/1974 Tonga CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  16/10/1974 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  23/10/1974 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 13  
  26/10/1974 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 13  
  29/10/1974 Crawshays CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 7  
  02/11/1974 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  06/11/1974 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  16/11/1974 Leicester Tigers CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 9  
  23/11/1974 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 20  
  29/11/1974 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  09/12/1974 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 7 - 7  
  14/12/1974 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 24 - 0  
  18/12/1974 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  21/12/1974 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 18  
  28/12/1974 Pontarddulais CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 32 - 10  
  01/01/1975 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  04/01/1975 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  11/01/1975 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  20/01/1975 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  25/01/1975 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 4  
  03/02/1975 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 4  
  08/02/1975 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  11/02/1975 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  17/02/1975 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  22/02/1975 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 18  
  05/03/1975 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  08/03/1975 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 27  
  17/03/1975 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  22/03/1975 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 18  
  29/03/1975 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 29  
  31/03/1975 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 9  
  01/04/1975 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 46  
  05/04/1975 World XV CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 28 - 44  
  09/04/1975 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 14 - 15  
  19/04/1975 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 13  
  21/04/1975 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  28/04/1975 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  16/05/1975 Doylestown CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 0  
  18/05/1975 Leigh Valley CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 62 - 0  
  20/05/1975 Philadelphia CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 62 - 0  
  22/05/1975 South Jersey CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 41 - 0  
  24/05/1975 US All Stars CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/1975 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 34 - 0  
  10/09/1975 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 12  
  13/09/1975 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  20/09/1975 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  23/09/1975 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 16  
  29/09/1975 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  04/10/1975 Cardiff CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 0  
  08/10/1975 Abertillery CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 10 - 12  
  11/10/1975 Blackheath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 11  
  15/10/1975 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  18/10/1975 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 17  
  22/10/1975 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 29 - 6  
  25/10/1975 Wasps CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 37 - 12  
  29/10/1975 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 15  
  01/11/1975 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  08/11/1975 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  12/11/1975 Beddau CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 34 - 3  
  15/11/1975 Cambridge University CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 6  
  22/11/1975 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 9  
  29/11/1975 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  07/12/1975 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 10  
  09/12/1975 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 21  
  13/12/1975 Burry Port CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  19/12/1975 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  26/12/1975 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 48 - 0  
  27/12/1975 Watsonians CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 4  
  30/12/1975 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 13  
  07/01/1976 Australia CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 7 - 13  
  14/01/1976 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  19/01/1976 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  23/01/1976 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 16  
  09/02/1976 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 15  
  14/02/1976 Leicester Tigers CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 38 - 16  
  23/02/1976 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 4  
  28/02/1976 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 21  
  02/03/1976 Abertillery CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 23  
  08/03/1976 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  13/03/1976 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  16/03/1976 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 36 - 10  
  27/03/1976 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 15  
  31/03/1976 Penarth CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 26  
  03/04/1976 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 9  
  07/04/1976 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 7  
  10/04/1976 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  12/04/1976 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  18/04/1976 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  19/04/1976 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  20/04/1976 Barbarians CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 43 - 0  
  26/04/1976 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 25  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  05/09/1976 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 31 - 12  
  08/09/1976 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 22 - 3  
  11/09/1976 Bristol Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 21 - 7  
  15/09/1976 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 25  
  18/09/1976 Neath CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 25 - 22  
  22/09/1976 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 11  
  25/09/1976 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  16/10/1976 Gloucester Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 4  
  20/10/1976 Newbridge CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 23 - 0  
  23/10/1976 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 12  
  27/10/1976 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 10  
  30/10/1976 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 9  
  06/11/1976 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 10 - 10  
  20/11/1976 Resolven CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 80 - 0  
  27/11/1976 London Welsh CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 20 - 10  
  08/12/1976 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 14  
  11/12/1976 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  21/12/1976 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 9  
  03/01/1977 Neyland CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 44 - 4  
  08/01/1977 Tumble CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 12 - 12  
  22/01/1977 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 7 - 3  
  29/01/1977 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  15/02/1977 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 3  
  26/02/1977 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  07/03/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 13  
  21/03/1977 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 25  
  26/03/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 7 - 3  
  11/04/1977 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 33 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/10/1977 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 18  
  29/10/1977 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 20  
  05/11/1977 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 28  
  09/11/1977 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  12/11/1977 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 13 - 10  
  19/11/1977 Llanharan CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 4  
  26/11/1977 London Welsh CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 20 - 4  
  03/12/1977 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 7  
  10/12/1977 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 17  
  17/12/1977 Rhiwbina CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 30 - 3  
  21/12/1977 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  26/12/1977 Cardiff College of Education CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 0  
  02/01/1978 Abertillery CE 3 0 0 0 12 W 67 - 0  
  07/01/1978 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 10  
  14/01/1978 Abercynon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  28/01/1978 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  06/02/1978 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 4 L 8 - 11  
  25/02/1978 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 7  
  01/03/1978 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  06/03/1978 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 6  
  19/04/1978 Neath CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 18 - 0  
  22/04/1978 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 15  
  29/04/1978 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 13  
  11/05/1978 Fraser Valley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 9  
  13/05/1978 Crimson Tide CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 12  
  17/05/1978 Victoria Presidents XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  19/05/1978 Vancouver Presidents XV CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1978 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  06/09/1978 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 4 - 4  
  09/09/1978 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 24  
  13/09/1978 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 30  
  16/09/1978 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  19/09/1978 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  23/09/1978 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  07/10/1978 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  14/10/1978 Blackheath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 12  
  18/10/1978 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  20/10/1978 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  28/10/1978 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 12  
  01/11/1978 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 4  
  04/11/1978 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  12/11/1978 Rosslyn Park CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  18/11/1978 Newport HSOB CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  25/11/1978 London Welsh CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 10  
  02/12/1978 Bristol Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 30  
  09/12/1978 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 3  
  23/12/1978 Abercarn CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  30/12/1978 St Luke's College, Exeter CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 26 - 12  
  17/01/1979 Cross Keys CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  27/01/1979 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 18  
  10/03/1979 Glamorgan Wanderers CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 16 - 3  
  16/03/1979 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 4 - 12  
  20/03/1979 Aberavon CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 19  
  24/03/1979 Cardiff CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 21  
  26/03/1979 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 7  
  28/03/1979 Penarth CE 1 0 0 0 4 W 30 - 3  
  31/03/1979 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/04/1979 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 15  
  14/04/1979 Moseley CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 12  
  17/04/1979 Barbarians CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 38  
  21/04/1979 Pontypool CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 38  
  25/04/1979 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  02/05/1979 Scarlets CE 2 0 0 0 8 W 16 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/08/1979 Western Transvaal CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 38  
  08/08/1979 Far Northern Transvaal CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 30  
  18/08/1979 Northern Transvaal U25 CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 23  
  01/09/1979 Coventry CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 19  
  05/09/1979 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  British and Irish Lions 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  

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