Player

Gareth Thomas - Wing

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Gareth Thomas
Height191
Weight103
Date Of Birth25/07/1974
Place Of BirthBridgend
EducationOgmore Comprehensive School
ClubsCeltic Crusaders, Stade Toulousain, Bridgend Ravens, Cardiff, Pencoed
RegionsCardiff Blues, Celtic Warriors
HonoursWales RL, Wales, British and Irish Lions, Wales A, Wales RU U21, Wales Youth RU, Wales 7s
InvitationalBarbarians
Gareth Thomas (known to everyone as Alfie) started his career with his home town club of Bridgend before joining Cardiff in 1997. After four years at the Arms Park he returned to Bridged and then, when regional rugby started, he joined the Celtic Warriors. When the Warriors folded at the end of their first season he moved to France and spent four years with Stade Toulousain before returning to the Arms Park to play for the Blues. Although centre was his preferred position, Alfie also played full back and wing, excelling in all three positions, winning 100 Welsh caps and scoring 40 international tries (including 4 in the match v Italy in Treviso in 1999). 
In 2005 he went to New Zealand with the Lions and when Brian O'Driscoll was injured in the opening moments of the first test Alfie was appointed captain for the second and third tests (the ninth Welsh player to captain the tourists).
After a highly successful union career (including 76 games with 44 tries for the Blue and Blacks) Alfie turned to Rugby League. He played 31 times for the Crusaders and 4 times for Wales before finally ending his rugby career in 2011.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
1997-1998 14 10 0 4 12 0 0 0 60
1998-1999 14 12 0 2 11 0 0 0 55
1999-2000 19 15 1 3 12 0 0 0 60
2000-2001 29 20 0 9 9 0 0 0 45
TOTAL 76 57 1 18 44 0 0 0 220
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 14 12 0 2 337 211 55
Carmarthen Quins 13 9 1 3 319 229 45
Aberavon 13 9 0 4 293 223 43
Merthyr 15 8 0 7 316 311 41
Pontypridd 15 8 0 7 328 315 38
RGC 1404 14 7 0 7 352 315 36
Llandovery 12 6 2 4 271 225 35
Swansea 12 5 0 7 189 214 25
Newport 12 4 0 8 240 263 25
Llanelli 13 5 0 8 244 343 23
Ebbw Vale 14 3 1 10 254 308 21
Bridgend Ravens 15 3 0 12 228 414 17