Vastly experienced back row Jonathan Thomas joined from RaboDirect PRO12 side Ospreys, where he made a club record equaling 188 appearances.
During a decade with the Welsh region, Thomas helped his side to two RaboDirect PRO12 titles and two second-place finishes. He also appeared in 52 Heineken Cup matches and scored 14 tries in all competitions.
The 6ft 5in, 17st 13lb flanker, who can also operate at Number Eight or lock, has also impressed on the international stage making 67 appearances for Wales, scoring seven tries.
Thomas broke into the Welsh set-up during the summer tour to Australia in 2003 and later played a starring role in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. His eye-catching performance against New Zealand in the final group game announced his talents to the wider rugby world.
The Pembroke-born ace was named in eight consecutive Six Nations squads between 2004 and 2011 and featured in the Grand Slam winning teams of 2005 and 2008.
Thomas was also selected for the 2007 Rugby World Cup and appeared against Canada before scoring against Australia.
|DOB||27th Dec 1982|
|Height||1.96 m (6' 5")|
|Weight||114 kg (17 st 13 lb)|
|Position||Back Row / Lock|
|Honours||Wales (67 caps)|