David Thomas (rugby league)

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For the rugby league footballer of the 1900s for Other Nationalities, and Oldham, see Dai Thomas (rugby league). For the rugby union footballer of the 1900s, and 1910s for Wales, Pontarddulais RFC, Gowerton RFC, Dunvant RFC, and Swansea RFC, see David John Thomas. For the rugby union footballer of the 1920s, and 1930s for Wales, Swansea RFC, and Glamorgan Police, see Dai Thomas.
David Thomas
Personal information
Full name David Thomas
Nickname Dai
Born Wales
Playing information
Position Wing
Years Team Pld T G FG P
≤1908–08 Halifax
1908–≥08 Mid-Rhondda
Total 0 0 0 0 0
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1909 Welsh League XIII 1
1908 Wales 3 3 0 9
Source: rugbyleagueproject.org

David "Dai" Thomas was a Welsh professional rugby league footballer of the 1900s, playing at representative level for Wales, and Welsh League XIII, and at club level for Dewsbury, Halifax, and Mid-Rhondda, as a Wing, i.e. number 2 or 5.[1]


Thomas played for Dewsbury and Halifax at club level.[2] He holds Dewsbury's "Tries In A Season" record with 40-tries scored in the 1906–07 season, and Dewsbury's "Tries In A Match" record with 8-tries against Liverpool City on 13 April 1907.

International honours[edit]

Thomas won caps for Wales while at Halifax in 1908 against England (3 matches), and represented Welsh League XIII while at Merthyr Tydfil in the 14-13 victory over Australia at Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil on Tuesday 19 January 1909.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6. 
  2. ^ "12,000 Miles For Nothing: Mr. Dai Thomas Too Late to Kick Off". The Manchester Guardian. 25 November 1929. p. 3. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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