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Barbarian Men

Alun Gruffydd Thomas

Centre/Full-back

6

Matches

9

Points

Country

Wales

Playing Record

Games
05 Mar 1953
Goldington Road
East Midlands
8
5
Barbarians
27 Dec 1955
Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
3
12
Barbarians
12 Apr 1955
Rodney Parade
Newport
14
14
Barbarians
30 Mar 1956
Recreation Ground
Penarth
3
9
Barbarians
19 Apr 1954
St Helen's
Swansea
6
16
Barbarians
02 Apr 1956
St Helen's
Swansea
8
0
Barbarians
Statistics
6 Games Played
2 Wins
3 Losses
1 Draws
9 Points

Alun Gruffydd Thomas

Alun Gruffydd Thomas was born in Cwmavon on 3 February 1926 and educated at Port Talbot County School and Aberystwyth University. He worked as a sales manager, oil company representative and as an appeals officer for the National Trust. A versatile outside back, he played club rugby for Llanelli Wanderers, Swansea, Cardiff and Llanelli. In 1953 he played at centre for the Cardiff XV that defeated New Zealand. Between 1952 and 1955 he gained 13 caps for Wales at centre, wing and fly-half. In 1955 he toured South Africa with the British Isles and played in five matches, all at full-back. In 1974 he returned to South Africa as manager of the Lions' on their invincible tour. He was also a national selector and in 1985/86 was president of the Welsh Rugby Union. Alun Thomas died in Swansea on 8 May 1991, aged 65.

Player Records, Fixtures & Results

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