Alan Thomas

Alan Thomas

Position: Back Row

Born 16/04/1940
Died 17/10/2015
Place Of Birth Beckenham

“Algy” was born in Beckenham, Kent and attended Alexander School, Beckenham. He was evacuated from London in 1941. Attended Bargoed GS and Pontlottyn School . Lived at Fochriw. Ex-Tredegar, Ebbw Vale, Cross Keys and Pontypool. Debut 2 Sept 1961 vs Penarth and played all 44 matches that season + 2 unofficial games. Won 2 caps for Wales 1963 (NZ) / 1964 (E). Played 1 season for Neath. Returned to captain Tredegar. Played for Wales U23 and Western Counties. Coached  Newport Saracens.Broke leg at Blackheath.Crawshays 1961, 1968. Miner / Colliery Manager.
Won 1st cap vs NZ in 1963 - although Wales lost 0-6, after the game both Alan and John Uzzell were presented with their caps by NZ /All Black captain and legendary prop forward Wilson Whinery. He tackled Don Clark early on and played with concussion for rest of game 

Newport RFC record : 1961/2-1967/8 : 213 app / 42 t.

Died Merthyr 17th October 2015

Playing Summary
  Season P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  1961/1962 44 33 3 8 9 0 0 0 27  
  1962/1963 33 23 3 7 5 0 0 0 15  
  1963/1964 35 21 3 11 6 0 0 0 18  
  1964/1965 37 27 1 9 11 0 0 0 33  
  1965/1966 34 23 4 7 8 0 0 0 24  
  1966/1967 27 19 4 4 3 0 0 0 9  
  1967/1968 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0  
  Total 213 148 18 47 42 0 0 0 126  

Click on a season for a match by match breakdown.

  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1961 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 6  
  04/09/1961 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  09/09/1961 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  16/09/1961 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  20/09/1961 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  23/09/1961 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  30/09/1961 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  07/10/1961 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 9  
  14/10/1961 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 0  
  18/10/1961 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 9  
  21/10/1961 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 11  
  28/10/1961 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  04/11/1961 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  11/11/1961 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/11/1961 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  25/11/1961 London Welsh FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 15  
  02/12/1961 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 3  
  16/12/1961 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 5  
  23/12/1961 Abertillery FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 6 - 8  
  27/12/1961 UAU FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 11  
  13/01/1962 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  19/01/1962 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  24/01/1962 Royal Navy FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  27/01/1962 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 6  
  01/02/1962 Oxford University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 27 - 11  
  07/02/1962 RAF FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 6  
  10/02/1962 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 22 - 10  
  12/02/1962 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  17/02/1962 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  24/02/1962 Blackheath FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 3  
  03/03/1962 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  10/03/1962 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 14  
  14/03/1962 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 18 - 6  
  19/03/1962 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 0  
  24/03/1962 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  31/03/1962 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  07/04/1962 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 6  
  09/04/1962 Devonport Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  10/04/1962 Exeter Chiefs FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  14/04/1962 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 3  
  16/04/1962 Pontypool FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 9 - 3  
  21/04/1962 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  23/04/1962 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  24/04/1962 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1962 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 29 - 6  
  03/09/1962 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 3  
  08/09/1962 Bristol Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 30 - 0  
  15/09/1962 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 0 - 0  
  22/09/1962 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  26/09/1962 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 10  
  06/10/1962 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 8  
  10/10/1962 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 16  
  13/10/1962 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  14/11/1962 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  17/11/1962 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  24/11/1962 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 28  
  15/12/1962 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  22/12/1962 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  26/12/1962 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  27/12/1962 UAU FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 8  
  29/12/1962 RAF FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 3  
  02/03/1963 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  09/03/1963 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 0  
  13/03/1963 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 0  
  16/03/1963 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  20/03/1963 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 6  
  23/03/1963 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 8  
  27/03/1963 Cardiff FL 1 0 0 0 3 D 8 - 8  
  30/03/1963 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  04/04/1963 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 5  
  06/04/1963 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  08/04/1963 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 3  
  13/04/1963 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  15/04/1963 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  16/04/1963 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 15  
  20/04/1963 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  23/04/1963 Exeter Chiefs FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 9  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  07/09/1963 Rugby Roma Olimpic FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  09/09/1963 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 0  
  14/09/1963 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 16  
  21/09/1963 Neath FL 1 0 0 0 3 L 11 - 22  
  25/09/1963 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  28/09/1963 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 8 - 8  
  02/10/1963 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 5  
  05/10/1963 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 14  
  12/10/1963 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 10 - 3  
  16/10/1963 Pontypool FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 13 - 0  
  19/10/1963 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 14  
  26/10/1963 Wasps FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 11 - 0  
  30/10/1963 New Zealand FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  02/11/1963 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 0  
  09/11/1963 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  20/11/1963 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  23/11/1963 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 19 - 12  
  30/11/1963 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 26 - 5  
  10/12/1963 Combined Services FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 6  
  27/12/1963 UAU FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 5  
  28/12/1963 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  03/01/1964 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 12  
  08/01/1964 RAF FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  11/01/1964 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 9 - 16  
  22/01/1964 Royal Navy FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  25/01/1964 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 5  
  03/02/1964 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  10/02/1964 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  17/02/1964 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 8  
  22/02/1964 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 23 - 3  
  29/02/1964 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  07/03/1964 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  28/03/1964 Cross Keys FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  30/03/1964 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 3  
  31/03/1964 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 23  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  14/10/1964 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 5  
  17/10/1964 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 18 - 6  
  24/10/1964 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  28/10/1964 Pontypool FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 23 - 3  
  31/10/1964 Scarlets FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 9  
  07/11/1964 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 34 - 5  
  14/11/1964 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 13  
  18/11/1964 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  21/11/1964 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 11  
  28/11/1964 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 8  
  05/12/1964 Bristol Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 25 - 3  
  12/12/1964 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  19/12/1964 Harlequins FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 0  
  26/12/1964 Watsonians FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 32 - 6  
  06/01/1965 Royal Navy FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 47 - 0  
  09/01/1965 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 19 - 0  
  15/01/1965 Coventry FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  23/01/1965 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 3  
  30/01/1965 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 11  
  08/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  13/02/1965 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 30 - 10  
  16/02/1965 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  20/02/1965 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 11  
  26/02/1965 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 28 - 12  
  13/03/1965 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 5  
  17/03/1965 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 5  
  19/03/1965 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  26/03/1965 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  03/04/1965 Sale Sharks FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 12  
  05/04/1965 Birkenhead Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  10/04/1965 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  17/04/1965 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 11 - 14  
  19/04/1965 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  20/04/1965 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 8  
  26/04/1965 Ebbw Vale FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 14 - 9  
  29/04/1965 Paris University FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 5 - 5  
  01/05/1965 Gueret FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 14  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  04/09/1965 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 0  
  06/09/1965 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 8  
  25/09/1965 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  02/10/1965 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 8 - 17  
  04/10/1965 Penarth FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 23 - 8  
  09/10/1965 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 6  
  16/10/1965 Gloucester Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 13 - 14  
  23/10/1965 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 11  
  27/10/1965 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 16 - 3  
  30/10/1965 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 12 - 11  
  06/11/1965 Penarth FL 2 0 0 0 6 W 41 - 6  
  13/11/1965 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 11  
  27/11/1965 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 24 - 3  
  04/12/1965 Bristol Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 16 - 0  
  13/12/1965 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 3  
  27/12/1965 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 6 - 8  
  03/01/1966 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  08/01/1966 Swansea FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 6 - 3  
  22/01/1966 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  29/01/1966 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  07/02/1966 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  02/03/1966 Harlequins FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 13 - 3  
  05/03/1966 Hawick FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 15 - 3  
  12/03/1966 Wasps FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  18/03/1966 Aberavon FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 3 - 0  
  28/03/1966 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 26 - 6  
  31/03/1966 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 18  
  02/04/1966 Cross Keys FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 6  
  09/04/1966 Birkenhead Park FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 33 - 3  
  11/04/1966 London Welsh FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  12/04/1966 Barbarians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 3  
  16/04/1966 Plymouth Albion FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 6  
  18/04/1966 Teignmouth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 21 - 0  
  23/04/1966 Leicester Tigers FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 8 - 0  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  01/09/1966 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 3  
  03/09/1966 Spartak AZKG FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 57 - 15  
  07/09/1966 Monmouthshire RFU FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 5  
  10/09/1966 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 11 - 9  
  15/09/1966 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 6 - 0  
  17/09/1966 Neath FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 6  
  21/09/1966 Abertillery FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 5 - 3  
  24/09/1966 Swansea FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  01/10/1966 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 27  
  08/10/1966 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 11  
  15/10/1966 Gloucester Rugby FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 31 - 0  
  22/10/1966 Wasps FL 1 0 0 0 3 W 12 - 5  
  26/10/1966 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 22 - 0  
  28/10/1966 Scarlets N8 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  04/11/1966 Ebbw Vale FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 9 - 3  
  14/11/1966 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 0  
  16/11/1966 Cambridge University FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 3 - 13  
  23/11/1966 Australia FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 3 - 3  
  07/12/1966 Bristol Rugby FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 5 - 15  
  26/12/1966 Watsonians FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 8 - 6  
  31/12/1966 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 36 - 3  
  27/01/1967 Scarlets FL 0 0 0 0 0 D 6 - 6  
  06/02/1967 Bridgend Ravens FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 9  
  11/02/1967 Leicester Tigers FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 20 - 6  
  18/02/1967 Cardiff FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 17 - 0  
  22/02/1967 Royal Navy FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 13 - 0  
  24/02/1967 Blackheath FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 8  
  Date Opponent Position Try Con Pen DG Pts   Result  
  02/09/1967 Penarth FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 35 - 0  
  04/09/1967 Newbridge FL 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 - 10  
  13/09/1967 Pontypool FL 0 0 0 0 0 W 14 - 3  
  Team P W D L Try Con Pen DG PTS  
  Wales 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0  

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