Alun Thomas

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Alun Thomas
Birth name Alun Gruffydd Thomas
Date of birth (1926-02-03)3 February 1926
Place of birth Cwmavon, Wales
Date of death 8 May 1991(1991-05-08) (aged 65)
Place of death Swansea, Wales
School Port Talbot County School
University University College, Aberystwyth
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Llanelli Wanderers RFC
Llangennech RFC
Swansea RFC
Cardiff RFC
Llanelli RFC
Barbarian F.C.
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British Lions

Alun Gruffydd Thomas (3 February 1926 - 8 May 1991)[1] was a rugby union centre from Cwmavon who played international rugby for Wales between 1952 and 1955. He studied at UCW Aberystwyth and played for the college first team and the newly founded Rugby Club.

At club level he represented Cardiff, Swansea and Llanelli, and was also selected for invitational tourists The Barbarians. In 1955 he toured with the British Lions in South Africa, playing in five games.[2] He then managed the team 19 years later on the 1974 tour of South Africa. He won his first cap as a centre against England in Twickenham.


  1. ^ Alun Thomas player profile
  2. ^ "Alun Thomas". British Lions Ltd 2008. Retrieved 2012-07-01.