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Melbourne Thomas - Wing

Melbourne Thomas
Date Of Birth11/06/1896
Place Of BirthNantymoel
EducationBridgend County School, University College, Cardiff, London University
ClubsSt Bart's Hospital, Ogmore Vale, Bridgend Ravens, Cardiff, London Welsh
HonoursWales
InvitationalBarbarians
Beriah Melbourne Gwynne Thomas was born in Nantymoel in 1896 and played for several teams including Bridgend, London Welsh and Cardiff. His one appearance for Cardiff came when he was studying medicine at Cardiff University, before moving to St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, he also played rugby for both institutions.
During the First World War he enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving as a surgeon sub-lieutenant. After the war came to a close, in an effort to rebuild the sport of rugby, a match was organised between a Wales team and the New Zealand Army. The game was arranged for 21 April 1919, to be played at St. Helen's in Swansea. Thomas was chosen to represent Wales, earning his first international cap going on to be capped six times in all.
Dr Mel Thomas died in Pontypridd in 1966 at the age of 70.
PLAYER FOR P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
Wales 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 6
TOTAL 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 6
TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Merthyr 27 21 0 6 798 501 107
Llandovery 28 20 1 7 803 492 98
Cardiff 26 19 1 6 771 547 95
Ebbw Vale 28 19 1 8 671 512 90
Pontypridd 25 18 0 7 840 480 89
Aberavon 26 17 2 7 612 490 83
Newport 29 16 2 11 726 678 83
Swansea 28 15 0 13 625 552 75
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 26 12 1 13 669 556 73
Carmarthen Quins 29 13 1 15 616 544 71
Llanelli 29 11 1 17 622 710 58
Bedwas 28 10 1 17 615 786 52
Bridgend Ravens 26 9 0 17 544 651 50
Cross Keys 27 5 1 21 552 925 35
Bargoed 27 6 0 21 522 872 33
Neath 27 1 0 26 379 1069 3