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Tom Riley

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Born04/05/1985 (31)
Place of BirthPontypridd
Height185cm / 6' 1"
Weight95kg / 14st 13lbs
Clubs Cornish Pirates, Newport, Pontypridd
Education Hawthorne Comprehensive School, University of Glamorgan
Honours Wales U18, Wales U19, Wales U21, Wales Youth
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Pontypridd born Tom was of the stories of the 2009/10 season.

Having joined Newport RFC in 2008 from Cardiff Blues, where injury had restricted his appearances, the former carpet fitter made a massive impact, scoring 86 points in 27 appearances for the Black and Ambers.

When injuries to Ashley Smith and Rhodri Gomer Davies at the start of the 2009/10 season, Tom was called up for the Dragons to provide cover. Taking his opportunity, Riley put in some fantastic performances and secured a full-time position with the region. Tom signed a 2-year deal in January 2010 securing his presence at Rodney Parade until the end of the 2012 season.

A talented youth player, Tom was selected for Wales Youth U18s and played a pivotal role in an unbeaten season in the Six Nations and European Four Nations tournaments. Further international honours followed, representing the Wales FIRA U19 team in the Six Nations Championship and 2004 World Cup out in South Africa.

Establishing himself as a mainstay of the midfield unit for Pontypridd, Tom went on to gain international honours with Wales under 21s, helping the team to their Grand Slam achievement in 2005. He has also played for Wales on the Sevens circuit.

Unlike many of today’s crash centres, Tom’s wiry physique leads his to rely on his pace and agility to make yards for his team.

Despite racking up 3 tries in 10 appearances at the start of the season, Tom struggled for opportunities in the Dragons side during the second half of the 2011/2012 season and he joined Cornish Pirates in the RFU Championship for 2012/2013.

Playing Record

Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts

2009/2010 23 7 1 15 1 0 0 0 5

Matches Played In 2009/2010

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
06/09/2009 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2009 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2009 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/09/2009 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
03/10/2009 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
09/10/2009 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2009 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/11/2009 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
14/11/2009 Leicester Tigers CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/12/2009 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
13/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB CE 1 0 0 0 5
19/12/2009 Biarritz Olympique PB CE 0 0 0 0 0
27/12/2009 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
31/12/2009 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/01/2010 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/01/2010 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
19/02/2010 Ulster CE 0 0 0 0 0
17/03/2010 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2010 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
04/04/2010 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/04/2010 Edinburgh Rugby Rep 0 0 0 0 0
23/04/2010 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
07/05/2010 Ospreys Rep 0 0 0 0 0
2010/2011 27 9 1 17 4 0 0 0 20

Matches Played In 2010/2011

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
04/09/2010 Connacht CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/09/2010 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/09/2010 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
24/09/2010 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/10/2010 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0
08/10/2010 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
16/10/2010 Stade Toulousain CE 0 0 0 0 0
23/10/2010 Aironi Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
30/10/2010 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
12/11/2010 Northampton Saints CE 0 0 0 0 0
26/11/2010 Munster CE 1 0 0 0 5
12/12/2010 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
19/12/2010 Wasps CE 0 0 0 0 0
01/01/2011 Scarlets CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/01/2011 Connacht CE 1 0 0 0 5
23/01/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
20/02/2011 Aironi Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5
25/02/2011 Glasgow Warriors Rep 0 0 0 0 0
05/03/2011 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
13/03/2011 Gloucester Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
18/03/2011 Ulster Rep 0 0 0 0 0
27/03/2011 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
03/04/2011 Benetton Rugby Treviso CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/04/2011 Ospreys CE 0 0 0 0 0
22/04/2011 Edinburgh Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
29/04/2011 Cardiff Blues CE 0 0 0 0 0
06/05/2011 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5
2011/2012 10 2 1 7 3 0 0 0 15

Matches Played In 2011/2012

Date Opponent Pos T C P DG Pts
03/09/2011 Munster CE 0 0 0 0 0
09/09/2011 Leinster CE 0 0 0 0 0
17/09/2011 Aironi Rugby CE 1 0 0 0 5
23/09/2011 Connacht Rep 0 0 0 0 0
30/09/2011 Ulster CE 1 0 0 0 5
07/10/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 0 0 0 0 0
15/10/2011 Bath Rugby CE 0 0 0 0 0
04/12/2011 Glasgow Warriors CE 1 0 0 0 5
11/12/2011 Exeter Chiefs CE 0 0 0 0 0
14/01/2012 USA Perpignan Rep 0 0 0 0 0
 
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