Rugby - Lions Tour 2005

Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas
Position: Full Back Country: Wales Club: Toulouse
DOB: 25/07/1974 Height: 6ft 2in Weight: 15st 9lbs
Lions Test record Wales record
Debut: - Debut: 27 May 1995
Vs: - Vs: Japan
Venue: - Venue: Bloemfontein
Caps: 0 Caps: 83
Points: 0 Points: 170
Tries: 0 Tries: 34

The man who led Wales to their first Grand Slam in 27 years, three-quarter Gareth Thomas has won his first selection to a Lions tour.

Wales' leading all-time try scorer with 34 tries in 83 caps, Thomas has come of age in the past couple of seasons and, despite missing two games in the Grand Slam campaign with a finger injury, has nevertheless been a keen man in the recent revival of Welsh fortunes.

Hugely experienced in Test terms, Thomas made his Test debut in 1995 and has won caps at fullback, wing and centre for Wales.

Currently playing for leading French side Toulouse, Thomas could well feature in Clive Woodward's reckoning for the Lions backline come the First Test.

INTERESTING FACT: Thomas is nicknamed 'Alfie' due to his supposed resemblance to the title character in the US sitcom 'ALF'.

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