Trefor Thomas to Play 350th Match

Club legend, Trefor Thomas is set to play his 350th match for Nedlands this weekend, telling us that it probably would have been 400 if the judiciary weren’t so harsh on him.

Trefor joined Nedlands in 1996, after playing over 150 games for Kalamunda. He became the highest capped 1st Grade player at Nedlands, playing 176 matches, many of which he was Captain. During his 1st Grade career at Nedlands he played in 5 Grand Finals, winning 2 Premierships and retired from 1st Grade following the 2006 Grand Final loss to Wests-Subiaco.

From 2007 to 2010, Trefor played 2nd Grade, totaling 36 matches, including Grand Finals in all 4 years, winning 2 Premierships in 2007 and 2010.

From 2011 until present, Trefor has plied his trade mostly in 3rd Grade with a handful of 4th and 5th Grade matches when required. He has played in 3rd Grade Grand Finals every year since 2011, winning 4 in a row from 2011-2014.

On top of his achievements at Nedlands, Trefor represented Perth Gold from 1991-2006, Captaining the side for 7 years to many Australian Rugby Shield Championships and matches against international sides including, Ireland, Wales (twice), Springboks and notable highlight, Captaining the side against the British and Irish Lions in 2001.

We would like to congratulate Trefor on his milestone, and wish him all the best for the weekend.