Gavin Thomas

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Gavin Thomas
Full name Gavin Thomas
Date of birth (1977-10-22) 22 October 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Leamington Spa, England
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 109 kg (17 st 2 lb)
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)

Newport Gwent Dragons
15 0
61 0
15 0(5)
61 0(5)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2010 Wales 24 (20)

Gavin Michael Thomas (born 22 October 1977) is a former Welsh international rugby union flanker, who was capped more than 20 times for Wales. He played his club rugby for Tondu, Bridgend, Bath, the Ospreys, the Scarlets and the Newport Gwent Dragons.

Thomas made his senior international debut for Wales on 10 June 2001 against Japan, and was capped on another six occasions that year. He then played in the 2002 Six Nations, as well as playing Tests against South Africa and Romania. He was capped six times in 2003, including the Six Nations. He played in two Tests against Argentina in June 2006.[1]

In May 2010, he was added to the Wales national rugby union team standby list for the summer matches and subsequently called into the full squad due to injury to Andy Powell.[2] Thomas returned to the Wales starting lineup against New Zealand in Dunedin on 19 June 2010[3] after a four-year absence.

Thomas announced his retirement from rugby in June 2012.


  1. ^ "Gavin Thomas". SQUAD PROFILES: WALES SENIOR PLAYER ARCHIVE. Welsh Rugby Union. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Wales Squad
  3. ^ "New Zealand 42–9 Wales". Match Report. BBC. 19 June 2010. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 

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