July 16th 2010 - PRODIGAL SON OLLIE RETURNS – AGAIN!
Moseley is pleased to announce the second homecoming of fly half/full back Ollie Thomas from French club Racing Club Chalonnais.
Ollie, who has signed a one season contract, is a product of Moseley’s acclaimed Mini and Junior and Colts sections. He has had two spells away from his mother club to play full time rugby, first with Cornish Pirates and secondly with the French club. His return complements other new signings in Moseley’s revamped back division.
Moseley backs coach Don Caskie said “We are delighted to have Ollie back. We never wanted him to leave in the first place but we could not guarantee him, or indeed anyone else, a permanent starting place in the side. However, providing he is fit and in form, he will always be one of the first on the team sheet as his versatility and ability to play in a number of positions will always provide a number of attractive options in what is shaping up to be an exciting set of backs."
Profile - Ollie Thomas
|Fly Half - Born 1983 (June
16th Birmingham) - Ollie rose rapidly
from the Mini and Junior teams, before leaving to go full time with
Pirates for 2007/08, he returned in October 2008. After scoring a vital
drop goal in the EDF Trophy win at Twickenham he moved on again to
Chalon in France for 2009/10, returning again for 2010/11. He was Under 21 player of the season
in 2003, and Supporters Player of the Season in 2005.
Moseley's all time points scoring record. Toured Argentina with England
Counties XV in summer 2005 and France in 2006. Ollie is the son of
former Moseley flying wing, Alan Thomas, and was educated at King Edward’s, Five
Ways. Played cricket to Warwickshire Under-19s level, and, a batsman and
leg-spinner, for the Moseley Ashfield club.
A prolific place kicker Ollie broke a number of the club's all
time scoring records and passed
the 1000 points mark in just four seasons - an exceptional record, especially
when considering that in his first year he was not the main kicker.
He then opted for a move to France where
he spent another excellent campaign with Racing Club Chalonnais under
the guidance of new Worcester supremo Richard Hill, back in his old
position at No.10 he went on to lead the club to within a couple of
games of promotion.
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