Player

Billy Thomas - Hooker

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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 16 13 0 3 396 243 61
Carmarthen Quins 17 10 3 4 372 278 54
Aberavon 16 11 0 5 371 272 53
Llandovery 16 9 2 5 344 285 48
Pontypridd 18 10 0 8 394 376 47
Merthyr 18 8 0 10 362 374 44
RGC 1404 17 8 1 8 409 381 43
Newport 15 7 0 8 294 278 37
Swansea 17 7 0 10 246 292 35
Llanelli 15 6 0 9 293 412 27
Ebbw Vale 17 4 2 11 283 351 27
Bridgend Ravens 18 3 0 15 271 493 19