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Jonathan Thomas
Wales
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Full name Jonathan James Thomas
Born December 27, 1982, Pembroke
Current age 31 years 217 days
Major teams Leinster, Ospreys, Worcester Warriors, Wales
Position Back-row, Lock
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 246 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2003-2011 67 40 27 35 7 0 0 0 30 34 3 47.01
Five/Six Nations 2004-2011 29 14 15 5 1 0 0 0 16 12 1 56.89
IRB Rugby World Cup 2003-2007 5 4 1 5 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 40.00

Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Wales at Sydney, Jun 14, 2003 match details
Last Test Wales v Argentina at Millennium Stadium, Aug 20, 2011 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2013-2014 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 10.52
Worcester Warriors 2013-2014 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 0 10.52
Profile

Wales blindside flanker Jonathan Thomas made his debut on Wales' 2003 summer tour of Australia before taking a starring role in the 2003 World Cup. Thomas' barnstorming performance against New Zealand in the final group game announced his talents to the wider rugby community, and ensured him a place in the Wales squad following the tournament.

He originally struggled to emulate the form that he showed in Australia, and was used often from the substitute's bench following the tournament. His versatility in being able to play anywhere across the back five of the scrum ensured that he remained a valuable squad member however.

Thomas made four appearances during Wales' 2005 Grand Slam, including a start against Italy, before playing both games of Wales' summer tour to the USA and Canada. Thomas only made two substitute appearances during the 2006 Six Nations, but started three of Wales' Autumn Internationals, scoring a brace of tries against Canada.

It was back to the replacements bench for the 2007 Six Nations, before he impressed from Number 8 on Wales' tour of Australia in the summer of 2007. Thomas secured his place in Gareth Jenkins' 2007 World Cup squad, but only featured against Canada and Australia, against whom he scored a consolation try.

Following the World Cup, Thomas has found himself back in favour with Wales under new coach Warren Gatland. He started every match of Wales' Grand Slam wining Six Nations in 2008, providing the glue in the back row alongside Ryan Jones and Martyn Williams.

His development at international level has also been emulated at club level, where he has become an important part of the Ospreys back row alongside Ryan Jones and Marty Holah.

Thomas started both of Wales' tests with South Africa in the summer of 2007, playing the first from 6 and the second from the openside flank. In tough conditions Thomas and Wales came off second best, but his international stock was raised even more by combative performances against one of the world's best back rows.

Scrum Staff September 2008

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Feb 15, 2014
Jonathan Thomas gets his marching orders for punching
Jonathan Thomas gets his marching orders for punching
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Sep 14, 2013
London Irish's Chris Hala'ufia fends off Worcester's Jonathan Thomas
London Irish's Chris Hala'ufia fends off Worcester's Jonathan Thomas
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Dec 10, 2011
Ospreys lock Jonathan Thomas clears the ball away from James Short
Ospreys lock Jonathan Thomas clears the ball away from James Short
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Dec 10, 2011
Saracens prop Matt Stevens hands off Jonathan Thomas
Saracens prop Matt Stevens hands off Jonathan Thomas
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