Thomas Justin

by Russell Gibbs and Geoff Pillinger

Justin Thomas

Position: Full Back

Born: 1st November 1973 in Carmarthen

Height: 5’10”


Education: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Carmarthen and UWI Cardiff.


Honours: Wales (9 caps)

Debut game: 17th August 2002 v Bridgend (replacement for Spencer Davey)

Final game: 17th August 2002 v Bridgend

Number of Appearances: 1

Career details:

Welsh international full back Justin Thomas joined Bath Rugby on loan at the start of the 2002/2003 season from Welsh club side Caerphilly as cover for the injured Iain Balshaw and Matt Perry. The former Cardiff and Llanelli star made just one appearance in a brief spell with the club, coming on as a first half replacement for Spencer Davey in a pre-season defeat at Bridgend. Justin had a hand in Bath’s second try that day, creating the space for Adam Vander to send Joe Mbu over. Capped nine times by his country, Justin made his Welsh debut against South Africa in Johannesburg and scored his one and only test try in his third match against Italy at the Arms Park. He will unfortunately be remembered by many as the player, whose kick was charged down by Jeremy Guscott at Twickenham in 1996, thus handing victory to England. With Olly Barkley switching to full back for the Cardiff friendly a week after the Bridgend match, Justin returned to Caerphilly.

Justin also played for Cardiff, Newport and Crosskeys.

Bath Rugby Friendly Appearances 2000/2001 – to date: (1)

Wales Record: 9 caps: 1995 – SA, Fiji, 1996 – Ita, Eng, Sco, Ire, Fra, Bar, 1997 – USA

Wales Points: 5 – 1t

Signed From: Caerphilly (loan)

Transferred To: Caerphilly

Also Played For: Newport, Llanelli, Cardiff

This page was added on 30/12/2014.

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