|Date of birth||18 December 1924|
|Place of birth||Hawick, Scotland|
|Date of death||2 May 1990 65)(aged|
|Rugby league career|
|Rugby union career|
Thomas Wright (18 December 1924 – 2 May 1990) was a former Scottish rugby union and rugby league footballer.
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Wright was born in Hawick. He was capped once for Scotland in 1947.He also played for Hawick RFC.
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Wright transferred to Leeds in 1948–1949.
He later played for the Scotland national rugby league team.
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