Player

Tom James - Wing

Tom James
Height183
Weight99
Date Of Birth17/04/1987
Place Of BirthMerthyr Tydfil
EducationRhymney Comprehensive School
ClubsCardiff, Merthyr, Pontypridd, Cardiff Blues A, Exeter Chiefs, Exeter Braves
RegionsCardiff Blues
HonoursWales, Wales 7s, Wales U20
Tom James born 1987 in Rhymney. Tom was an athlete before turning to rugby whilst older brother, Robbie, was a professional Boxer. After turning to rugby Tom joined Merthyr playing on the wing and joining Cardiff at the start of 2006 - 07 season. At the start of the season Tom scored 11 tries in just nine games, performances that brought him to the attention of the Cardiff Blues.
In the 2006 season he also joined the Welsh Sevens squad, playing a number of games. At the end of the season he was called up to the Welsh national squad for the summer tour of Australia although he didn't play a game on tour. Although he won 12 caps for Wales he fell out of favour when he was selected for a short tour to South Africa. During the tour he criticised the Welsh management for not picking him in any of the three games and complaining, quite fairly, that it was a long way to travel if they were not going to select him, they clearly knew that before leaving Cardiff and it would have been better for him to relax during the summer rather than being dragged half way around the world for nothing.
Tom left Cardiff Blues to spend a few seasons playing for Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership before returning to the Arms Park.
SEASON P W D L TRY CON PEN DG PTS
2006-2007 12 7 1 4 12 0 0 0 60
2007-2008 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
2008-2009 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
2009-2010 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018-2019 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 10 2 4 14 0 0 0 70
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