Welsh rugby legend Jonathan Davies has a message for Chancellor Rishi Sunak: 'I would kick inheritance tax right into touch - it's unfair and wrong'

Former rugby star Jonathan Davies would abolish inheritance tax if he were made Chancellor of the Exchequer.  Davies was a schoolboy when his father died from cancer and later he lost his first wife, Karen, to the disease when his youngest child was only a year old. He thinks he should be allowed to pass on everything he has earned to his children without getting taxed on his money a second time. Now 57, he spoke to Donna Ferguson from his home in South Wales where he lives with second wife Jay. He is president of Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff.  How have you been affected by the coronavirus?  I do a lot of after-dinner speaking and sports broadcasting so that's all been called off. It has hit me financially, but my wife is still working and we're doing OK. We try to go for walks to keep mentally and physically sharp. But we've got to make these sacrifices and listen to the advice because what the keyworkers are doing on the front-line is remarkable. My mother started off working in Woolworths but gave up her job when she had children. Even in the mid to late-1980s, when I was playing for Wales on a Saturday, I carried on with a 9-to-5 job I had in sales fivedays a week. You didn't get paid for playing rugby union in those days: the game didn't go professional until 1995. In total, I earned a six-figure sum that year.  What is the most expensive thing you bought for fun?  It was a brand new Mercedes. '  What is your biggest money mistake?  I bought a couple of Spanish properties at the wrong time in 2007. The best money decision you have made?  Buying a semi-detached house in Cardiff in 1997 for £90,000. It's worth quite a bit more now – I know I'll be happy when I come to sell it.  Do you save into a pension?  I do. It seemed like the best financial avenue for me when I started because I didn't have enough money to buy a property – and I then just carried on doing it. A couple of good friends are financial advisers so I get advice from them. Everything's been hit by the coronavirus in some shape or form, but I don't have to take my money out now, thankfully. I've worked since I was a teenager, I've paid my taxes fair and square. I donate a lot of my time and I also fundraise for them.  Karen, my first wife, was diagnosed with stomach cancer when she was 34. They asked me to be their patron 12 years ago.  I have three kids who were aged seven, three and one when their mother passed away. I gave it up to be with my kids and look after them.  So anyway, that's my charity and I've helped them to raise £31million in 12 years.  What is your number one financial priority?