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Gareth Thomas CBE

Gareth Thomas CBE s a Welsh former professional rugby union and rugby league player, who represented Wales in both codes. Nicknamed “Alfie”, he was the first Wales rugby union player to play in 100 test matches, and is currently the sixth-most capped Wales player. He is 14th among international try scorers, and is the third-highest Wales try scorer. He also won four rugby league caps for Wales, scoring three tries.

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Gareth Thomas CBE

About Gareth Thomas CBE

He played rugby union as a fullback, wing or centre for Bridgend, Cardiff, The Celtic Warriors, Toulouse, Cardiff Blues and Wales. In 2010 he changed codes to rugby league when he transferred from Cardiff Blues to the Crusaders in the Super League and later played for Wales. He retired from rugby in October 2011.

Thomas came out as gay in December 2009. The following year he was voted the most influential gay person in the UK in The Independent On Sunday Pink List and received Stonewall’s Hero of the Year award.

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