Harold Thomas (rugby)
|Full name||Harold Watkin Thomas|
|Born||19 February 1914
|Died||10 December 1989
Harold Watkin Thomas (19 February 1914 — 10 December 1989) was a Welsh dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1930s and '40s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for Wales, and Wales XV, and at club level for his native town of Neath, as a Lock, i.e. number 4 or 5, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Salford, as a Second-row, i.e. number 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.
Harold Thomas won caps for Wales (RU) while at Neath RFC in 1936 against England, Scotland, and Ireland, and in 1937 against England, Scotland, and Ireland, represented Wales XV (RU) while at Salford (RL) in the 'Victory International' non-Test match(es) between December 1945 and April 1946, and won caps for Wales (RL) while at Salford 1938…1939 2-caps.
Gomer Hughes, and Harold Thomas had previously won Wales (RU) caps, but the other footballers had not, and having already changed to the rugby league code they were unable to do so, Tyssul Griffiths, Elwyn Gwyther, Leslie Thomas, did go on to win Wales (RL) caps, but Hugh Lloyd-Davies, and W. E. "Billy" Williams won neither Wales (RU) nor Wales (RL) caps.
Thomas died in Neath, aged 75.