Tom James

Tom James

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 17/04/1987 (31)
Place Of Birth Merthyr Tydfil
Height 183cm / 6'
Weight 99kg / 15st 8lbs

Tom James born 1987 in Rhymney. Tom was an athlete before turning to rugby whilst older brother, Robbie, was a professional Boxer. After turning to rugby Tom joined Merthyr playing on the wing and joining Cardiff at the start of 2006 - 07 season. At the start of the season Tom scored 11 tries in just nine games, performances that brought him to the attention of the Cardiff Blues.

In the 2006 season he also joined the Welsh Sevens squad, playing a number of games. At the end of the season he was called up to the Welsh national squad for the summer tour of Australia although he didn't play a game on tour. Although he won 12 caps for Wales he fell out of favour when he was selected for a short tour to South Africa. During the tour he criticised the Welsh management for not picking him in any of the three games and complaining, quite fairly, that it was a long way to travel if they were not going to select him, they clearly knew that before leaving Cardiff and it would have been better for him to relax during the summer rather than being dragged half way around the world for nothing.

Tom left Cardiff Blues to spend a few seasons playing for Exeter Chiefs in the English Premiership before returning to the Arms Park.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  2006/2007 12 7 1 4 12 0 0 0 60  
  2007/2008 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5  
  2008/2009 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5  
  2009/2010 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 15 9 2 4 14 0 0 0 70  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  18/08/2006 Selkirk Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 5  
  26/08/2006 Bridgewater CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 31 - 17  
  02/09/2006 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 5 L 30 - 36  
  09/09/2006 Llanelli CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 24  
  16/09/2006 Bridgend Ravens CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 24 - 21  
  23/09/2006 Aberavon WI 3 0 0 0 15 L 21 - 30  
  30/09/2006 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 18 - 20  
  07/10/2006 Llandovery WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 23 - 14  
  14/10/2006 Cross Keys WI 3 0 0 0 15 W 44 - 26  
  21/10/2006 Glamorgan Wanderers WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 11  
  28/10/2006 Newport WI 1 0 0 0 5 D 18 - 18  
  10/11/2006 Ebbw Vale WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 21  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  22/09/2007 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 5 D 34 - 34  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  25/10/2008 Swansea WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 28 - 26  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/10/2009 Pontypool WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 10  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 12 5 1 6 2 0 0 0 10  
Clubs: - Exeter Chiefs - Cardiff - Merthyr - Exeter Braves -
Education: - Rhymney Comprehensive School -
Region: - Cardiff Blues -
Honours: - Wales - Wales 7s - Wales U20 -

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