Melbourne Thomas

Melbourne Thomas

Position: Wing

Born 11/06/1896
Died 23/06/1966
Place Of Birth Nantymoel
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Beriah Melbourne Gwynne Thomas (11th June 1896 - 23rd June 1966) was a Welsh international rugby union player.

He played club rugby for several teams including, Bridgend, London Welsh & Cardiff.

"Melbourne" Thomas was a Doctor of Medicine, having studied first at University College, Cardiff and then at St Bartholomew's Hospital, he also played rugby for both institutions.

During the First World War he enlisted in the Royal Navy, serving as a surgeon sub-lieutenant. After the war came to a close, in an effort to rebuild the sport of rugby, a match was organised between a Wales team and the New Zealand Army. The game was arranged for 21 April 1919, to be played at St. Helen's in Swansea. Thomas was chosen to represent Wales, earning his first international cap. He gained six Welsh caps in total.

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 6 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 6  

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