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 6 6 0 0 149 88 27
Aberavon 5 5 0 0 112 89 20
Merthyr 6 3 0 3 139 117 17
Newport 6 3 0 3 117 102 16
Rygbi Gogledd Cymru 1404 6 3 0 3 140 139 15
Pontypridd 6 3 0 3 124 132 15
Carmarthen Quins 5 3 0 2 108 90 13
Swansea 6 2 0 4 110 112 12
Llandovery 4 2 0 2 93 79 11
Ebbw Vale 6 1 0 5 122 168 7
Llanelli 5 1 0 4 96 147 6
Bridgend Ravens 5 1 0 4 77 124 6