Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas

Position: Wing

Date Of Birth 25/07/1974 (43)
Place Of Birth Bridgend
Height 191cm / 6' 3"
Weight 103kg / 16st 3lbs

Gareth Thomas (known to everyone as Alfie) started his career with his home town club of Bridgend before joining Cardiff in 1997. After four years at the Arms Park he returned to Bridged and then, when regional rugby started, the Celtic Warriors. He spent four years in France with Stade Touloussaine before returning to the Arms Park to play for the Blues. Although centre was his preferred position, Alfie also played full back and wing. he excelled in all three positions winning 100 Welsh caps and scoring 40 international tries (including 4 in the match v Italy in Treviso in 1999).

In 2005 he went to New Zealand with the Lions and when Brian O'Driscoll was injured in the opening moments of the first test Alfie was appointed captain for the second and third tests (the ninth Welsh player to captain the tourists).

After a highly successful union career (including 76 games with 44 tries for the Blue & Blacks) Alfie turned to Rugby League. He played 31 times for the Crusaders and 4 times for Wales before finally ending his rugby career in 2011.


Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1997/1998 14 10 0 4 12 0 0 0 60  
  1998/1999 14 12 0 2 11 0 0 0 55  
  1999/2000 19 15 1 3 12 0 0 0 60  
  2000/2001 29 20 0 9 9 0 0 0 45  
  Total 76 57 1 18 44 0 0 0 220  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  06/12/1997 Newport WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 26 - 25  
  13/12/1997 Swansea WI 2 0 0 0 10 L 22 - 31  
  20/12/1997 Abercarn CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 82 - 14  
  27/12/1997 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 24 - 26  
  10/01/1998 Canada CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 45 - 22  
  14/01/1998 Rosario CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 51 - 16  
  24/01/1998 Newbridge CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 62 - 6  
  31/01/1998 Neath WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 50 - 11  
  14/02/1998 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 18  
  14/03/1998 Scarlets WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 31 - 23  
  28/03/1998 Pontypridd WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 15  
  18/04/1998 Bridgend Ravens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 52 - 17  
  25/04/1998 Pontypridd WI 3 0 0 0 15 W 28 - 0  
  09/05/1998 Swansea WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 20 - 39  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  19/09/1998 Harlequins Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 24  
  26/09/1998 Northampton Saints WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 19  
  17/10/1998 London Scottish CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 38 - 15  
  20/10/1998 Bath Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 24 - 3  
  07/11/1998 West Hartlepool CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 40 - 17  
  28/11/1998 Seven Sisters WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 84 - 10  
  05/12/1998 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 15 - 31  
  27/02/1999 Aberavon CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 20 - 12  
  13/03/1999 Harlequins WI 2 0 0 0 10 W 48 - 20  
  27/03/1999 Pontypool CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 52 - 26  
  17/04/1999 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 10 - 39  
  21/04/1999 London Irish CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 53 - 20  
  24/04/1999 London Scottish CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 34 - 15  
  08/05/1999 Newcastle Falcons CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 70 - 20  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  13/11/1999 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 34 - 25  
  19/11/1999 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 D 32 - 32  
  27/11/1999 ASM Clermont Auvergne CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 46  
  04/12/1999 Newport CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 26 - 22  
  11/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  18/12/1999 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 2 0 0 0 10 W 40 - 16  
  23/12/1999 Pontypridd CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 41 - 10  
  26/12/1999 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 43 - 10  
  08/01/2000 ASM Clermont Auvergne CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 30 - 5  
  16/01/2000 Harlequins CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 26  
  22/01/2000 Rumney CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 71 - 17  
  12/02/2000 Pontypridd CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 17  
  11/03/2000 Caerphilly CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 71 - 15  
  25/03/2000 Dunvant CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 116 - 0  
  15/04/2000 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 22  
  21/04/2000 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 42 - 21  
  29/04/2000 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 48 - 34  
  10/05/2000 Scarlets CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 38 - 31  
  13/05/2000 Swansea CE 1 0 0 0 5 L 40 - 41  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  12/08/2000 Leicester Tigers FB 1 0 0 0 5 W 29 - 17  
  26/08/2000 Neath CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 30  
  02/09/2000 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 80 - 16  
  09/09/2000 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 6  
  16/09/2000 Newport FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 29 - 16  
  23/09/2000 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 37 - 33  
  30/09/2000 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 26 - 27  
  06/10/2000 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 23 - 32  
  14/10/2000 Stade Toulousain WI 1 0 0 0 5 W 26 - 17  
  21/10/2000 Saracens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 32 - 23  
  27/10/2000 Saracens WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 14  
  04/11/2000 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 22 - 29  
  16/12/2000 Ebbw Vale Rep 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 16  
  23/12/2000 Pontypridd FB 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  26/12/2000 Newport CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 16  
  30/12/2000 Bedwas CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 57 - 10  
  12/01/2001 Ulster WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 42 - 16  
  20/01/2001 Stade Toulousain WI 0 0 0 0 0 L 27 - 38  
  27/01/2001 Gloucester Rugby WI 1 0 0 0 5 L 15 - 21  
  10/02/2001 Bridgend Ravens CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 19 - 24  
  24/02/2001 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 65 - 16  
  07/03/2001 Ebbw Vale CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 7 - 12  
  10/03/2001 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 31 - 11  
  24/03/2001 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 L 21 - 28  
  31/03/2001 Swansea CE 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 14  
  21/04/2001 Caerphilly WI 0 0 0 0 0 W 50 - 19  
  28/04/2001 Cross Keys CE 1 0 0 0 5 W 57 - 0  
  05/05/2001 Scarlets Rep 0 0 0 0 0 L 25 - 34  
  10/05/2001 Caerphilly CE 4 0 0 0 20 W 43 - 20  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 100 51 1 48 40 0 0 0 200  
  British and Irish Lions 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 5  

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