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Delme Thomas
Wales
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Full name William Delme Thomas
Born September 12, 1942, Bancyfelin
Current age 72 years 98 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, Wales, Wales XV
Position Lock

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop GfM Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1966-1974 32 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 14 2 53.12
British and Irish Lions 1966-1971 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 21.42
Wales 1966-1974 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 9 1 62.00
Five/Six Nations 1968-1974 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 6 0 70.00

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v British and Irish Lions at Wellington, Aug 6, 1966 match details
Last Test England v Wales at Twickenham, Mar 16, 1974 match details
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Delme Thomas was a lock who represented Wales and the British & Lions during a successful international career in the '60s and '70s, during which he also captained his country.

Thomas also had a significant club career, notably the 1972-73 campaign with Llanelli when he captained them to the league title and also a famous defeat of the touring All Blacks, on the back of an inspiring pre-match speech by Thomas.

He was a starter in the Wales team from 1966 and 1973, including the side that completed a successful Grand Slam in 1971.

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Jun 10, 1971
The Lions' Delme Thomas passes the ball to team-mate Gareth Edwards
The Lions' Delme Thomas passes the ball to team-mate Gareth Edwards
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May 24, 1971
Wales and British & Irish Lions lock Delme Thomas
Wales and British & Irish Lions lock Delme Thomas
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May 20, 1971
JPR Williams claims a high ball under pressure
JPR Williams claims a high ball under pressure
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