Player

Billy Thomas - Hooker

Billy Thomas
Date Of Birth01/09/1933
Place Of BirthBargoed
EducationLewis Boys School, Pengam
ClubsCardiff, Newport, Abertillery, Bargoed
HonoursWales, Wales Schools, Wales Youth
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
Merthyr 23 18 0 5 651 393 91
Cardiff 23 18 1 4 696 469 89
Pontypridd 21 16 0 5 730 374 79
Llandovery 24 16 1 7 652 408 79
Newport 25 15 2 8 629 551 77
Ebbw Vale 24 16 1 7 541 423 76
Aberavon 22 14 2 6 485 415 69
Swansea 24 13 0 11 537 451 65
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 22 11 1 10 552 456 64
Carmarthen Quins 24 10 1 13 488 454 56
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 24 6 1 17 450 620 35
Cross Keys 22 5 1 16 452 681 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 23 1 0 22 335 905 3