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 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 25 11 1 13 526 469 61
Bedwas 24 8 1 15 515 667 43
Bridgend Ravens 22 8 0 14 427 517 43
Llanelli 25 7 1 17 503 632 40
Cross Keys 23 5 1 17 464 734 34
Bargoed 23 4 0 19 400 756 22
Neath 24 1 0 23 350 943 3