Jim Davidson (rugby union, born 1942)

This article is about the Irish rugby player. For the Scottish rugby player, see Jim Davidson (rugby union, born 1931)

Jim Davidson (Armagh, 23 October 1942 - 28 April 2007) was an Irish rugby union player and coach.

Davidson managed the Irish national rugby union team from 1987 until 1990. Davidson made his Ireland debut against France at Lansdowne Road in January 25, 1969 and went on to win six caps for Ireland, his last in 1976. He took over as coach of the Ulster in 1983 and guided them to three inter-provincial titles before succeeding Mick Doyle as Ireland coach in 1987.[1] He died in 2007 after a long battle with cancer.[2]


  1. "Jimmy Davidson Passes Away". Irish Rugby. 30 April 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  2. "Former Irish coach Davidson dies". BBC Sport. 29 April 2007. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
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