Tom Riley (rugby union)

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Tom Riley
Birth nameTom Riley
Date of birth (1985-05-04) 4 May 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Graig, Pontypridd, Wales
Height185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Current team Cornish Pirates
Senior career

Cardiff Blues
Newport RFC
Newport Gwent Dragons
Cornish Pirates



Tom Riley (born 4 May 1985 in Graig, Pontypridd, Wales) is a rugby union player who plays at centre for the Cornish Pirates.

Riley previously played for Pontypridd RFC, Cardiff Blues, Newport RFC and Newport Gwent Dragons, and has played for Wales at U18, U19 and U21 levels. Riley made his debut for Newport Gwent Dragons against Ulster on 6 September 2009. He signed an extended contract with Newport Gwent Dragons in January 2010. [1] He was released by Newport Gwent Dragons at the end of the 2011–12 season and signed for the Cornish Pirates in June 2012. [2] [3]

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  1. Dragons quartet sign on
  2. Dragons release eight
  3. Straughan, Dick (28 June 2012). "Pirates snap up Riley from Newport Dragons". The Cornishman. p. 88.