Cardiff former winger, Gareth Thomas, today announced he is retiring from rugby with immediate effect. This means he will not be playing this weekend against England in the Four Nations.
Tomas’ career started with playing for the rugby team in Bridgend, a town half an hour away from Cardiff. He played for the Cardiff Blues team as well before landing in the international games by playing for the Welsh team since 2007.
As Reuters reports, he said:
"I have listened to and discussed this decision with many of my family and close friends."
"My mind has told me that the time to retire is now.
"If you can't give 100 per cent to rugby then you can't do it justice. This is a sad day but I know that my time has come to an end as a player. My passion for the amazing game will never end or leave me, however."