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James is the Premiership Player of the Month

8th November 2006

Find of the season, Tom James, has been voted the Principality Building Society’s Premiership Player of the Month for October.

The 19-year-old former Rhymney (Gwent) Comprehensive School student has hit the headlines since giving up a promising future as an 800 and 1500 metres runner to concentrate on rugby.

Having played for Merthyr in the second half of last season he joined the Blue & Blacks in July 2006 and has regularly hit the headlines.

Having been voted Player of thee Tournament at the Selkirk Sevens in August and then scoring a try on his full debut in the pre-season friendly against Bridgwater & Albion, he has played at centre or wing in every one of Cardiff’s nine Principality Premiership fixtures to date. His 11 tries in the competition include hat-tricks against Aberavon and Cross Keys and another touchdown followed in his regional debut as a replacement for Cardiff Blues against Edinburgh Rugby last week.

Having already been called up to the Wales under-20 squad, James now receives the considerable accolade of Player of the Month from the Premiership’s sponsors, the Principality Building Society.