Eddie Thomas

Eddie Thomas

Position: Back Row

Edwin Thomas was a Rhondda schoolmaster but he gained prominence as a blind-side forward with Neath, playing for Neath/ Aberavon against the 1951/52 South African tourists.
He joined Cardiff in the following season and won his club cap, playing 217 games, but he was turned into a second row forward.

Edwin was captain of Cardiff from 1957 to 1958 and a member of the Cardiff side that beat the All Blacks in 1953. He also led Cardiff when they beat Australia in 1957.
Edwin passed away in 2010 and his death leaves only Gareth Griffiths, Cliff Morgan and CD Williams still alive from the 1953 side.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1952/1953 19 17 1 1 3 0 0 0 9  
  1953/1954 42 31 3 8 2 0 0 0 6  
  1954/1955 41 32 5 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  1955/1956 35 25 1 9 3 0 0 0 9  
  1956/1957 43 32 2 9 4 0 0 0 12  
  1957/1958 35 26 5 4 2 0 0 0 6  
  Total 215 163 17 35 16 0 0 0 48  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  03/09/1952 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  10/09/1952 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 8  
  17/09/1952 Cheltenham SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  20/09/1952 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  06/10/1952 Old Belvedere FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 8  
  07/10/1952 Young Munster N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 17  
  11/10/1952 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  18/10/1952 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  01/11/1952 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  13/12/1952 Cambridge University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  27/12/1952 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 3  
  10/01/1953 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  07/02/1953 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 8  
  14/03/1953 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  21/03/1953 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 6  
  28/03/1953 Sale Sharks FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  06/04/1953 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  25/04/1953 Cheltenham N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  29/04/1953 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/09/1953 Birkenhead Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 3  
  14/09/1953 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 0  
  19/09/1953 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  26/09/1953 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  30/09/1953 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  03/10/1953 Newport SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 15 - 6  
  05/10/1953 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  10/10/1953 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  17/10/1953 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 11  
  24/10/1953 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  31/10/1953 Cambridge University PR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  02/11/1953 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 22  
  07/11/1953 Oxford University SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  14/11/1953 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  21/11/1953 New Zealand SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  28/11/1953 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  02/12/1953 Combined Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 18  
  12/12/1953 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  26/12/1953 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  28/12/1953 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 13  
  09/01/1954 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 11  
  16/01/1954 Bath Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 0  
  23/01/1954 Sale Sharks SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 3  
  13/02/1954 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 11  
  20/02/1954 Old Belvedere SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  22/02/1954 Bective Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 21  
  27/02/1954 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  06/03/1954 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  13/03/1954 Blackheath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/03/1954 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 9  
  20/03/1954 Neath N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/03/1954 Bristol Rugby N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 13  
  31/03/1954 Penarth SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  03/04/1954 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  07/04/1954 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 10  
  10/04/1954 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  17/04/1954 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  19/04/1954 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  20/04/1954 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  24/04/1954 Plymouth Albion SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  29/04/1954 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  01/05/1954 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1954 Cardiff & District SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 47 - 3  
  04/09/1954 Cheltenham SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  08/09/1954 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  11/09/1954 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  15/09/1954 Bridgend Ravens SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  18/09/1954 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 8  
  02/10/1954 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  06/10/1954 Aberavon SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 11  
  09/10/1954 Pontypool SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 0  
  16/10/1954 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  23/10/1954 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  30/10/1954 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  06/11/1954 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  13/11/1954 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  20/11/1954 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  27/11/1954 Gloucester Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  04/12/1954 Swansea SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  11/12/1954 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/12/1954 Cambridge University SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  18/12/1954 Rosslyn Park SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 0  
  28/12/1954 Watsonians SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  01/01/1955 Moseley SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 9  
  08/01/1955 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 38 - 3  
  29/01/1955 Cheltenham SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  05/02/1955 Bristol Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  12/02/1955 London Welsh SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  19/02/1955 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  05/03/1955 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  12/03/1955 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  19/03/1955 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 11 - 11  
  26/03/1955 Leicester Tigers SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 9  
  02/04/1955 Halifax SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 9  
  09/04/1955 Barbarians SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  12/04/1955 Northampton Saints SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  16/04/1955 Devonport Services SR 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/04/1955 Penzance & Newlyn SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 0  
  19/04/1955 St Ives N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  23/04/1955 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 13  
  27/04/1955 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  30/04/1955 Old Belvedere N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 11  
  07/05/1955 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/09/1955 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  24/09/1955 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  22/10/1955 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  24/10/1955 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  29/10/1955 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  05/11/1955 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 23  
  19/11/1955 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  26/11/1955 Blackheath SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  03/12/1955 Swansea SR 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 3  
  10/12/1955 Harlequins SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  17/12/1955 Rosslyn Park N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 0  
  26/12/1955 Wasps SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  27/12/1955 Watsonians N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  07/01/1956 Moseley SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 12  
  14/01/1956 Scarlets SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  21/01/1956 Bath Rugby SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  28/01/1956 Cheltenham SR 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 5  
  18/02/1956 Newport SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  25/02/1956 Neath SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  03/03/1956 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 10 - 9  
  10/03/1956 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 9  
  14/03/1956 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 6  
  17/03/1956 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 10  
  21/03/1956 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  24/03/1956 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  27/03/1956 Coventry SR 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  31/03/1956 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  03/04/1956 Northampton Saints FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  07/04/1956 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  14/04/1956 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 13  
  19/04/1956 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  21/04/1956 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 5  
  26/04/1956 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 8  
  30/04/1956 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  03/05/1956 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1956 Germany FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 0  
  08/09/1956 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 5  
  22/09/1956 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  29/09/1956 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 13  
  03/10/1956 Italy FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  06/10/1956 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/10/1956 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 6  
  13/10/1956 Halifax FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 14  
  15/10/1956 Bective Rangers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  20/10/1956 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  27/10/1956 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 6  
  03/11/1956 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  10/11/1956 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  17/11/1956 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 5  
  24/11/1956 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  01/12/1956 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  08/12/1956 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 17  
  15/12/1956 Rosslyn Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 0  
  26/12/1956 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  29/12/1956 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  05/01/1957 Moseley FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 13  
  09/01/1957 South African Universities FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 8  
  12/01/1957 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  19/01/1957 Bath Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 21 - 16  
  26/01/1957 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  02/02/1957 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  09/02/1957 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 5  
  16/02/1957 Newport FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  23/02/1957 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  02/03/1957 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  09/03/1957 Cheltenham FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  16/03/1957 Coventry FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 24 - 5  
  23/03/1957 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  28/03/1957 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 5  
  30/03/1957 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  03/04/1957 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  10/04/1957 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/04/1957 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  17/04/1957 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 8  
  20/04/1957 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 40  
  27/04/1957 Penzance & Newlyn FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  29/04/1957 Camborne FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 6  
  30/04/1957 St Ives FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 11  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1957 Cardiff & District FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  07/09/1957 Auvergne FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 6  
  11/09/1957 Group Captains Walker's XV FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  19/09/1957 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  21/09/1957 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  03/10/1957 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  05/10/1957 Newport FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  09/10/1957 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 25 - 3  
  02/11/1957 Oxford University N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 8  
  09/11/1957 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  16/11/1957 Wasps N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  18/11/1957 Bective Rangers N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 9 - 9  
  23/11/1957 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  30/11/1957 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  01/12/1957 Swansea N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/12/1957 Australia N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 11  
  21/12/1957 Rosslyn Park N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  26/12/1957 Wasps N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 0  
  27/12/1957 Watsonians N8 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  28/12/1957 Gloucester Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  04/01/1958 Moseley N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  11/01/1958 Bristol Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 9  
  18/01/1958 London Welsh N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  08/02/1958 Aberavon N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 9  
  15/02/1958 Cheltenham N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 0  
  01/03/1958 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  08/03/1958 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 0  
  15/03/1958 Newport N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  19/03/1958 Penarth N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  22/03/1958 Coventry N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/04/1958 Penzance & Newlyn N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  14/04/1958 Camborne N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 6  
  19/04/1958 Bath Rugby N8 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  23/04/1958 Bridgend Ravens N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  30/04/1958 Pontypool N8 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
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