|Full name||Iestyn Dafydd Thomas|
|Date of birth||15 December 1976|
|Place of birth||Pontypool, Wales|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
A prop forward, Thomas started his rugby career with home-town club Pontypool RFC, but later moved to the top division with Ebbw Vale RFC. He was Mike Ruddock's choice as captain as he successfully kept Ebbw Vale in the league and had an impressive campaigns in the Parker Pen Cup. In 2002, Thomas joined Llanelli RFC with 11 Welsh caps to his name. He progressed to the Scarlets regional team, for whom he played in more than 200 games over a nine-year career.
Thomas made his international debut for Wales on 11 November 2000 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff against Samoa; Wales won the match 50–6. He then came off the bench in matches against the USA and South Africa.