Player

Billy Thomas - Hooker

Cardiff
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Billy Thomas
Date Of Birth01/09/1933
Place Of BirthBargoed
EducationLewis Boys School, Pengam
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Abertillery, Bargoed
HonoursWales, Wales Schools, Wales Youth RU
InvitationalCrawshays, Barbarians
William James (Billy) Thomas played for Abertillery, Bargoed, Newport and for Cardiff from 1958 until 1967. He played 258 games for the club over nine seasons and was awarded his club cap in 1959 – 60. In 1961 he won his first Welsh cap against France in Paris, replacing Bryn Meredith as hooker but having to wait until Wales next played in Paris to win his only other cap, on this occasion replacing Llanelli hooker Norman Gale.
After ten seasons at the Arms Park Billy retired from rugby.
Sadly, Billy James passed away in 2013 at the age of 80. 
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1958-1959 12 6 1 5 2 0 0 0 6
1959-1960 30 14 7 9 2 0 0 0 6
1960-1961 33 25 4 4 2 0 0 0 6
1961-1962 35 24 4 7 2 0 0 0 6
1962-1963 34 20 5 9 3 0 0 0 9
1963-1964 28 17 3 8 1 0 0 0 3
1964-1965 21 15 2 4 3 0 0 0 9
1965-1966 40 28 3 9 2 0 0 0 6
1966-1967 35 24 2 9 1 0 0 0 3
TOTAL 268 173 31 64 18 0 0 0 54
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 4 4 0 0 108 63 18
Aberavon 4 4 0 0 96 74 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 4 3 0 1 112 88 14
Swansea 4 2 0 2 88 74 11
Llandovery 3 2 0 1 90 70 10
Pontypridd 4 2 0 2 86 95 10
Merthyr 4 1 0 3 93 90 8
Ebbw Vale 4 1 0 3 109 127 7
Newport 3 1 0 2 69 70 7
Carmarthen Quins 3 1 0 2 65 72 5
Bridgend Ravens 3 1 0 2 56 79 5
Llanelli 4 0 0 4 67 137 1