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Sam Davies has become the seventh player to reach 1,000 regional points

Davies joins select band to reach 1,000 regional points

Sam Davies joined an illustrious band of Welsh regional players at Rodney Parade in the Dragons win over Zebre as he became just the seventh player to reach 1,000 points.

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His first penalty in the Dragons’ 26-18 triumph took him level with Ceri Sweeney on 1,000 and then his second took him to within 43 of Stephen Jones. He also went through the 750 points barrier in the Guinness PRO14 on the night.

Another 76 points this season could see him move into third place, but he still has a long way to go to catch the man in whose footsteps he followed in his early days at the Ospreys, Dan Biggar. The Wales No 10 notched 2,203 points during his 221 games for the Swansea-based region.

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Biggar has continued to be a points machine since moving to Northampton Saints and has scored a further 318 in 38 appearances for the English Premiership outfit, albeit at a slightly lesser strike rate of 8.37 points per match.

He also appears in the Top 10 scorers in world rugby since the regions began on 3 September, 2003. The current World Rugby record points holder, Dan Carter unsurprisingly leads the way with more than 4,000 career points.

Leading Points Scorers in regional rugby since 2003

NAME APPS Tries Cons DGls Pens Points Average
Dan Biggar 221 28 343 32 427 2203 9.97
Jason Tovey 213 19 157 16 224 1129 5.3
Ben Blair 115 21 182 0 203 1078 9.37
Rhys Priestland 151 15 130 5 238 1064 7.04
Stephen Jones 115 9 169 2 219 1046 9.09
Sam Davies 171 8 186 9 188 1003 5.86
Ceri Sweeney 211 24 158 5 183 1000 4.73

Further down the list come Leigh Halfpenny (2591 – 21st), Stephen Jones (2538 – 23rd) and James Hook (2395 – 27th).

However, they all have a way to go to catch the Wales kicking coach, and the first player to break through the 1,000 point barrier in international rugby, Neil Jenkins.

His tally for clubs, regions, Wales, the Lions and Barbarians reached 5,386. (This figure does not include Wales tour fixtures, trials or Wales U21 caps and games.)

PRO RUGBY’S TOP SCORERS (Club, Test, Representative) since regions began 03.09.2003

Apps Tries Cons DGls Pens Points Average
Dan Carter 331 76 746 18 731 4119 12.44
Morne Steyn 426 48 658 56 707 3845 9.02
Andy Goode 343 39 524 53 722 3568 10.4
Jimmy Gopperth 392 72 611 7 650 3553 9.06
Gareth Steenson 391 23 726 10 603 3406 8.71
James Pritchard 319 111 620 0 490 3265 10.23
Owen Farrell 309 29 511 7 689 3255 10.53
Brock James 403 34 537 39 599 3158 7.84
Maxime Petitjean 332 12 314 56 754 3118 9.39
Dan Biggar 359 38 502 40 582 3060 8.52

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