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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 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