James Thomas (rugby player)

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James Thomas
Personal information
Full name James Thomas
Date of birth (1990-08-07) 7 August 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Newport, Wales
Club information
Current club Newport Gwent Dragons
Senior clubs*
Years Club Apps (points)
2009–2011 Newport GD 1 (0)
Representative teams
2010– Wales U-20 1 (0)
* Professional club appearances and points
counted for domestic first grade only.

James Thomas (born 7 August 1990, Newport, Wales) is a Welsh rugby union player. A Number 8 forward, he has represented Wales at Under-18 and Under-20 level.

Thomas played for Blackwood RFC, Ebbw Vale RFC, the Newport Gwent Dragons Under-20 regional team and Newport RFC. He made his debut for the Newport Gwent Dragons senior team versus Sale Sharks on 6 November 2009 as a second half replacement.

On 22 December 2009 he was named in the Wales Under 20 Squad for the 2010 Under-20 Six Nations tournament.[1] In May 2010 he was selected in the Wales Under 20 Squad for the Junior World Cup in Argentina in June 2010.[2]

He was released by Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the 2010-11 season.

Thomas is currently a student at Newport University studying the Philosophy of Art. He often turns out for his home village Cefn Fforest RFC but has recently transferred to Llanhileth Rhinos RFC. James has 13 pairs of adidas tracksuit bottoms and one Ebbw Vale t shirt.


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