Former Wales skipper Thomas passes away
April 16, 2012
Welsh rugby is mourning the passing of former Wales skipper Malcolm Thomas.
Thomas- who played centre, wing and fullback - accrued 27 caps for Wales between 1949 and 1959 and was also part of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 1950 and 1959. Thomas looked set to make the Lions tour in 1955 to South Africa but a broken leg put pay to that prospect.
Thomas took his bow for Wales in 1949 and scored the winning try against Ireland in 1950 to secure Wales' first Triple Crown since their triumph in 1911. Wales obtained the Grand Slam that year and Thomas also played in all four matches of their 1952 Slam.
Thomas died aged 82 and is survived by his son and daughter.
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