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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.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
TOTAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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