Dan Griffiths

Dan Griffiths

Position: Flyhalf

Date Of Birth 01/02/1979 (39)
Place Of Birth Carmarthen
Height 178cm / 5' 10"
Weight 83kg / 13st 1lbs

Dan the Man joined Newport RFC in 2003/4 from Whitland where he had scored 1118 league points averaging more than 300 per season from 1999/0-2001/2. He had also played for Wales Students, Welsh Unis and Llanelli Youth and had made 1 appearance for Llanelli against Cardiff. Played for Bayonne, France end 2003/4 helping them to promotion but then returned to Rodney Parade. Has played for Dragons. In his first two seasons with Newport he scored 641pts (592 Premier League) from 63 games. By May 3rd 2006 Dan has scored 1933 league points which includes 44 league tries and for the third season running he has passed 200 league points. On May 3rd 2006 vs Aberavon, Dan became the 5th Newport RFC player to reach 900pts in his Newport career. This put him just behind Leighton Davies whom he passed when he scored 10 pts vs Maesteg on Sept 16th 2006 at Rodney Parade to put him on 927pts and in 4th place in Newport RFC's all-time points scoring list behind Norman Morgan, Shane Howarth and Paul Turner. 

At the end of 2005/6 Dan had scored 905pts from 93 games of which 820 pts have been scored in 83 games in the Premier League. He also scored 1118 league points with Whitland RFC for a total of 1938 at end 2005/6.

Made his 100th Newport RFC appearance at Bridgend on Dec 16th 2006 and his 2 pg's took his Newport RFC career total to 951 to tie with Norman Morgan in 3rd place in all time Newport RFC list. This also took him to 1,984 League points.

In Jan 2008 vs Bridgend he became the 2nd ever Newport player - behind Paul Turner (1145pts) - to pass 1100pts and at Aberavon he became the 3rd ever player to pass 1,000 league points in the semi-professional era. On Feb 8th 2008 at Old Parish Ground, Maesteg he passed Paul Turner's record to become the highest ever individual points scorer for Newport RFC.

Proud Moments : Winning League in Wales and France in same season - magnifique! Climbing the all time record points table at this great club at Newport.

Disappointments : Not playing more regional games.

Favourite Ground : Rodney Parade and Millennium Stadium (hope to make it there !)

Favourite other team : None

Favourite Newport RFC player : Grav and Craig Richards.

Biggest influence on his career : Alan Jones (Primary Headmaster), Parents (through thick and thin) and Leigh Jones (learned a lot in a short time).

Other : Cricket and GCSE in weaponry.

Newport RFC Record : 2003/4-2009/10 : 187 apps / 18t / 297 c / 281p / 8 dg = 1551 pts ( League 1354).

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2003/2004 30 26 1 3 8 72 51 0 337  
  2004/2005 33 25 0 8 5 90 33 0 304  
  2005/2006 30 19 0 11 0 30 66 2 264  
  2006/2007 20 11 1 8 1 22 31 0 142  
  2007/2008 28 14 0 14 2 29 39 4 197  
  2008/2009 25 17 0 8 2 33 45 2 217  
  2009/2010 21 15 1 5 0 21 16 0 90  
  Total 187 127 3 57 18 297 281 8 1551  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/09/2003 Pontypool FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 32 - 16  
  13/09/2003 Ebbw Vale FH 1 0 1 0 8 W 38 - 22  
  17/09/2003 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 1 0 3 D 20 - 20  
  20/09/2003 Newbridge FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 33 - 7  
  27/09/2003 Cross Keys FH 0 4 3 0 17 W 37 - 13  
  04/10/2003 Llanelli FH 0 3 1 0 9 W 44 - 17  
  11/10/2003 Swansea FH 0 4 4 0 20 W 40 - 16  
  18/10/2003 Llandovery FH 1 5 1 0 18 W 58 - 34  
  25/10/2003 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 33 - 31  
  29/10/2003 Bedwas FH 0 3 1 0 9 W 64 - 5  
  08/11/2003 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 10  
  15/11/2003 Neath FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 37  
  22/11/2003 Aberavon FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 31 - 15  
  29/11/2003 Caerphilly FH 1 4 3 0 22 W 37 - 35  
  06/12/2003 Pontypool FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 23 - 15  
  13/12/2003 Ebbw Vale FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 19 - 15  
  27/12/2003 Bridgend Athletic FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 48 - 3  
  13/01/2004 Llanelli FH 0 4 2 0 14 W 44 - 9  
  17/01/2004 Swansea FH 1 2 1 0 12 W 35 - 23  
  25/01/2004 Cross Keys FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  07/02/2004 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 2 2 0 10 W 20 - 17  
  11/02/2004 Pontypridd FH 0 2 2 0 10 W 30 - 24  
  18/02/2004 Newbridge FH 1 6 0 0 17 W 62 - 0  
  06/03/2004 Llandovery FH 1 4 3 0 22 W 47 - 37  
  13/03/2004 Cardiff FH 1 2 1 0 12 W 37 - 0  
  24/03/2004 Bedwas FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 21 - 22  
  03/04/2004 Bridgend Ravens FH 1 3 1 0 14 W 44 - 17  
  10/04/2004 Neath FH 0 3 2 0 12 W 32 - 27  
  24/04/2004 Caerphilly FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 43 - 7  
  01/05/2004 Cross Keys FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 28 - 22  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/2004 Pontypool FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 16  
  18/09/2004 Cardiff FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 33 - 27  
  25/09/2004 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 3 3 0 15 W 40 - 17  
  29/09/2004 Newbridge FH 0 0 1 0 3 W 20 - 17  
  02/10/2004 Llanelli FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 13 - 27  
  09/10/2004 Cross Keys FH 0 2 2 0 10 L 20 - 32  
  13/10/2004 Aberavon FH 0 6 0 0 12 W 52 - 15  
  16/10/2004 Llanharan FH 0 4 1 0 11 W 46 - 17  
  23/10/2004 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 10 - 3  
  03/11/2004 Pontypridd FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 23 - 7  
  13/11/2004 Swansea FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 20  
  17/11/2004 Ebbw Vale FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 15 - 17  
  27/11/2004 Neath FH 0 1 2 0 8 L 13 - 37  
  03/12/2004 Pontypool FH 0 2 0 0 4 L 14 - 20  
  11/12/2004 Caerphilly FH 0 3 2 0 12 W 37 - 17  
  18/12/2004 Abercynon FH 1 4 0 0 13 W 53 - 7  
  30/12/2004 Bedwas FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 3  
  17/01/2005 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 29  
  22/01/2005 Pontycymmer FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 28 - 3  
  29/01/2005 Llanelli FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 26 - 13  
  01/02/2005 Newbridge FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 41 - 12  
  19/02/2005 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 1 5 0 0 15 W 50 - 12  
  22/02/2005 Pontypridd FH 0 0 2 0 6 W 21 - 3  
  27/02/2005 Cardiff FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 14  
  05/03/2005 Cross Keys FH 1 3 0 0 11 W 26 - 13  
  09/03/2005 Ebbw Vale FH 0 4 0 0 8 W 43 - 12  
  26/03/2005 Aberavon FH 0 1 0 0 2 L 17 - 18  
  30/03/2005 Llandovery FH 0 8 2 0 22 W 67 - 7  
  02/04/2005 Llanharan FH 1 3 0 0 11 W 41 - 19  
  09/04/2005 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 5 1 0 13 W 43 - 13  
  16/04/2005 Llandovery FH 0 6 3 0 21 W 51 - 11  
  30/04/2005 Neath FH 1 4 1 0 16 W 31 - 14  
  13/05/2005 Aberavon FH 0 3 0 0 6 L 21 - 34  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/2005 Glamorgan Wanderers FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 18  
  17/09/2005 Carmarthen Quins FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 15  
  24/09/2005 Llandovery FH 0 2 4 0 16 W 26 - 25  
  01/10/2005 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 39  
  08/10/2005 Neath FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 19  
  15/10/2005 Maesteg FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 14  
  22/10/2005 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 4 1 17 W 22 - 10  
  29/10/2005 Pontypridd FH 0 2 4 0 16 L 26 - 39  
  02/11/2005 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 16  
  03/12/2005 Beddau FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 21 - 3  
  17/12/2005 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 29 - 12  
  26/12/2005 Cross Keys FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 16 - 18  
  02/01/2006 Ebbw Vale FH 0 3 1 0 9 L 24 - 28  
  07/01/2006 Swansea FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 8 - 18  
  14/01/2006 Merthyr FH 0 1 5 0 17 W 22 - 8  
  28/01/2006 Neath FH 0 1 4 0 14 L 19 - 23  
  18/02/2006 Aberavon FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 15 - 7  
  21/02/2006 Llanelli FH 0 3 2 0 12 W 32 - 14  
  25/02/2006 Llandovery FH 0 1 4 0 14 W 19 - 9  
  04/03/2006 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 10 - 34  
  25/03/2006 Cardiff FH 0 1 6 0 20 W 30 - 14  
  01/04/2006 Maesteg FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 8 - 27  
  08/04/2006 Bedwas FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 6 - 13  
  11/04/2006 Pontypridd FH 0 0 6 1 21 W 21 - 17  
  15/04/2006 Cross Keys FH 0 1 5 0 17 W 22 - 19  
  22/04/2006 Ebbw Vale FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 22 - 21  
  26/04/2006 Maesteg FH 0 1 0 0 2 L 12 - 42  
  29/04/2006 Pontypool FH 0 3 3 0 15 W 35 - 24  
  03/05/2006 Aberavon FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 26 - 13  
  07/05/2006 Llanelli FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 12  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/2006 Aberavon Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 19  
  09/09/2006 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 4 0 12 W 12 - 7  
  16/09/2006 Maesteg Rep 0 2 2 0 10 W 37 - 18  
  23/09/2006 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 29 - 11  
  07/10/2006 Swansea FH 0 1 2 0 8 L 13 - 33  
  09/12/2006 Maesteg Rep 0 1 0 0 2 W 40 - 18  
  16/12/2006 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 18 - 27  
  26/12/2006 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 2 0 6 D 13 - 13  
  13/01/2007 Swansea FH 0 1 5 0 17 W 22 - 10  
  20/01/2007 Llandovery FH 0 1 2 0 8 L 13 - 25  
  27/01/2007 Bonymaen FH 0 4 1 0 11 W 55 - 7  
  17/02/2007 Llanelli Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 17  
  03/03/2007 Cardiff FH 1 3 1 0 14 W 29 - 19  
  09/03/2007 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 2 1 0 7 L 17 - 34  
  24/03/2007 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 1 0 0 2 W 22 - 11  
  01/04/2007 Llanelli FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 18 - 13  
  07/04/2007 Cross Keys FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 17  
  14/04/2007 Neath FB 0 1 0 0 2 L 12 - 30  
  21/04/2007 Aberavon FH 0 2 3 0 13 W 28 - 21  
  28/04/2007 Pontypridd Rep 0 0 1 0 3 L 25 - 28  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/2007 Llandovery FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 3 - 6  
  22/09/2007 Aberavon Rep 0 0 1 0 3 L 20 - 24  
  29/09/2007 Swansea FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 26 - 22  
  13/10/2007 Maesteg FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 20 - 0  
  20/10/2007 Pontypridd FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 19  
  27/10/2007 Glamorgan Wanderers Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 16 - 20  
  03/11/2007 Cardiff Rep 0 0 1 0 3 L 16 - 21  
  10/11/2007 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 2 0 6 L 11 - 12  
  23/11/2007 Llanelli FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 33 - 19  
  15/12/2007 Carmarthen Athletic FH 0 2 2 0 10 W 25 - 3  
  22/12/2007 Cross Keys FH 0 1 0 0 2 W 19 - 14  
  29/12/2007 Bedwas Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  05/01/2008 Bridgend Ravens FH 0 1 3 0 11 W 16 - 12  
  12/01/2008 Aberavon FH 0 1 1 0 5 L 15 - 27  
  20/01/2008 Swansea FH 0 0 5 0 15 L 15 - 18  
  26/01/2008 Llanharan FH 1 7 0 0 19 W 59 - 17  
  08/02/2008 Maesteg FH 1 4 2 0 19 W 39 - 27  
  16/02/2008 Bedwas FH 0 1 2 1 11 W 21 - 14  
  01/03/2008 Pontypridd FH 0 4 1 0 11 W 36 - 31  
  05/03/2008 Neath FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 16 - 28  
  22/03/2008 Cross Keys FH 0 0 3 0 9 W 14 - 10  
  25/03/2008 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 2 2 12 L 12 - 16  
  29/03/2008 Glamorgan Wanderers Rep 0 1 1 0 5 W 16 - 8  
  05/04/2008 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 0 2 1 9 L 12 - 29  
  08/04/2008 Cardiff FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 24 - 11  
  19/04/2008 Llanelli Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  26/04/2008 Bedwas FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 12  
  03/05/2008 Llandovery FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 36  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/09/2008 Cardiff FH 0 2 0 1 7 W 30 - 3  
  20/09/2008 Llandovery FH 0 4 3 0 17 W 67 - 5  
  27/09/2008 Bridgend Ravens Rep 0 0 1 0 3 W 18 - 17  
  04/10/2008 Ebbw Vale FH 0 0 3 0 9 W 9 - 3  
  11/10/2008 Neath Rep 0 0 1 0 3 L 19 - 29  
  18/10/2008 Swansea FH 1 8 3 0 30 W 65 - 21  
  25/10/2008 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 1 2 0 8 W 28 - 16  
  01/11/2008 Llanelli FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 13 - 17  
  07/11/2008 Pontypridd FB 1 0 0 0 5 W 35 - 0  
  15/11/2008 Aberavon FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 12 - 17  
  22/11/2008 Blackheath Rep 0 1 0 0 2 L 14 - 26  
  28/11/2008 Pontypool FH 0 0 3 0 9 W 19 - 3  
  06/12/2008 Bedwas FH 0 4 1 0 11 W 31 - 20  
  20/12/2008 Blackwood FH 0 3 3 0 15 W 40 - 21  
  27/12/2008 Cross Keys FH 0 0 3 0 9 L 9 - 13  
  17/01/2009 Cardiff FH 0 0 3 1 12 L 26 - 36  
  21/02/2009 Llandovery FB 0 5 1 0 13 W 38 - 18  
  28/02/2009 Neath Rep 0 0 3 0 9 W 34 - 32  
  07/03/2009 Swansea FB 0 1 1 0 5 W 29 - 18  
  04/04/2009 Glamorgan Wanderers Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 39 - 6  
  07/04/2009 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 28  
  11/04/2009 Cross Keys FB 0 0 4 0 12 L 17 - 32  
  22/04/2009 Llanelli FB 0 3 4 0 18 W 36 - 10  
  25/04/2009 Aberavon Rep 0 1 1 0 5 W 34 - 20  
  02/05/2009 Bedwas FH 0 0 4 0 12 W 33 - 22  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  29/08/2009 Carmarthen Quins FH 0 2 4 0 16 W 36 - 6  
  12/09/2009 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  18/09/2009 Glamorgan Wanderers FH 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 25  
  22/09/2009 Pontypridd FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  26/09/2009 Bedwas FH 0 4 1 0 11 W 46 - 15  
  03/10/2009 Cross Keys FH 0 0 1 0 3 L 8 - 20  
  10/10/2009 Llandovery Rep 0 1 1 0 5 W 27 - 18  
  31/10/2009 Aberavon FH 0 3 0 0 6 W 27 - 20  
  14/11/2009 Llanelli FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 23 - 17  
  20/11/2009 Exeter Chiefs Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  27/11/2009 Plymouth Albion Rep 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  05/12/2009 Neath FH 0 1 2 0 8 L 13 - 21  
  12/12/2009 Aberavon FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 28 - 21  
  17/01/2010 Merthyr Rep 0 2 3 0 13 W 31 - 6  
  23/01/2010 Bedwas FH 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  05/02/2010 Cross Keys Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 45 - 19  
  12/02/2010 Gael Force FH 0 2 1 0 7 W 27 - 5  
  20/02/2010 Cardiff Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 22  
  03/03/2010 Swansea Rep 0 2 0 0 4 W 43 - 9  
  07/03/2010 Cornish Pirates Rep 0 1 0 0 2 L 20 - 26  
  13/03/2010 Llandovery FH 0 1 1 0 5 W 37 - 27  
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