Arwel Thomas

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Arwel Thomas
Full name Arwel Thomas
Date of birth (1974-11-08) 8 November 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Glanamman, Wales
Rugby union career
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-2000 Wales 23 (211)
Correct as of 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Arwel Camber Thomas (born 8 November 1974[1]) is a native of Trebanos in Swansea Valley.[2] He is a former Wales international rugby union player. An outside-half, he played his club rugby for Swansea RFC.[3]


Arwel Thomas won his first of his 23 caps against Italy in 1996 when he replaced the injured Neil Jenkins. He played club Rugby for Swansea for seven years,scoring 1963 points including 40 tries. He turned down an offer to join Toulouse in 1999 and in 2005 he returned to Neath. In 2008 he announced his retirement form rugby after the 2008 Konica Minolta Cup final against Pontypridd.[4] Thomas later reversed his decision and was given the captaincy of Neath for the 2009/10 season.[5] He is now though playing semi-professional rugby as player coach at Birchgrove RFC in Swansea.[2]


  1. ^ Arwel Thomas rugby profile
  2. ^ a b Davies, Lynn (2013). Great Welsh Number 10s. Y Lolfa. p. 155. ISBN 9781847717085. 
  3. ^ Arwel comforts Swansea The Independent on Sunday, 26 January 1997
  4. ^ Final showpiece for Arwel Thomas Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Wales Online, 16 May 2008
  5. ^ Arwel to captain Neath in 2009/10 27 August 2009