Tomas Appleton rugby player
Tomas Appleton rugby player

Tomas Appleton

29th Jul 1993 1.82m/92kg Left Wing

Tomás Mourato Vermelho Mega Appleton, born on July 29, 1993, is a distinguished Portuguese rugby union professional known for his remarkable skills as a centre. He proudly represents the Campeonato Português de Rugby club CDUL and has the honor of captaining the Portugal national team.

Tomás Mourato's rugby journey has been deeply intertwined with CDUL, where he started playing at the young age of 6. His dedication and talent propelled him to the first team in the 2011/12 season. During his tenure with CDUL, he has achieved significant success, contributing to their Campeonato Português de Rugby victories in 2011/12, 2013/14, and 2016/17. Notably, he also gained valuable experience abroad, playing for England's Darlington Mowden Park in National League One during the 2015/16 season, before returning to CDUL.

On the international stage, Tomás Mourato has earned 48 caps for Portugal, amassing an impressive record of 10 tries and 50 points. He made his debut in a thrilling 29–20 victory over Namibia on November 22, 2014, in Lisbon, marking the beginning of a successful international career. His consistent performances have made him a key player for the Portuguese national team, and he played a crucial role in the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualification tournament.

Today, Tomás Mourato Vermelho Mega Appleton serves as the captain of the Portugal national rugby team, leading his fellow "Lobos" with pride and determination. His leadership and skills continue to inspire rugby enthusiasts in Portugal and beyond.

As Portugal prepares for the World Rugby Cup 2023, Tomás Mourato Vermelho Mega Appleton's role as the team captain underscores his commitment to his country and his aspiration to shine on the global rugby stage.



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