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 30 23 0 7 885 593 117
Cardiff 30 22 1 7 991 660 111
Pontypridd 30 22 0 8 1015 580 110
Llandovery 30 21 1 8 856 551 104
Ebbw Vale 30 20 1 9 762 594 95
Aberavon 30 18 2 10 698 603 90
Newport 30 17 2 11 759 700 88
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 30 14 1 15 852 650 85
Swansea 30 16 0 14 674 594 81
Carmarthen Quins 30 13 1 16 637 584 71
Bridgend Ravens 30 12 0 18 689 714 66
Llanelli 30 12 1 17 679 723 63
Bedwas 30 12 1 17 681 830 62
Cross Keys 30 5 1 24 586 1093 36
Bargoed 30 6 0 24 576 1003 35
Neath 30 1 0 29 406 1274 3