Gay David

by Mike Curling
Player David Gay

David J Gay

Position: No 8

Born: 10th March 1948 in Bath



Education: Oldfield Boys School and City of Bath Technical School

Honours: England U19 (2 caps), Somerset (24 appearances) , England (4 caps), Barbarians

Debut game: 2nd September 1965 v Zummerzet Barbarians

Final game: 25th March 1978 v Morley

Number of Appearances: 237

Career details:

Earned his 1st England U19 cap whilst still at Bath Technical School. David was selected to play for England when there was what might be called a “Youth policy in selection” and he was unfortunate not have been selected on more occasions since he was a more mature player in the ensuing years.

Team Secretary 1978-1979

David is the younger brother of Allen and son of Bill Gay both of whom also played for the club.

David also played for Harlequins RFC whilst studying at Guildford Law School.

This page was added on 12/11/2014.

Comments about this page

  • David was capped by England when still at Bath Technical School.

    By Nick Timbrell (02/05/2017)
  • Thanks Nick

    By Geoff Pillinger (09/05/2017)
  • Thanks Geoff.
    Having had 3 years with the Spartans and United teams, can my name and others that I Know who played be added?

    By Mike Richards (14/03/2016)
  • Hi Mike
    Yes, I can add you and others but I don’t have any details for you. At present I am only loading those who played 1 game for the 1st XV but I can expand to cover United and Spartans

    By Geoff Pillinger (15/03/2016)
  • Mike, David Gay did play a full season for England but there was only 4 games in the 5 Nations at the time (England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and France)

    By Geoff Pillinger (01/03/2016)

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