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Gloucester Rugby: Cherry and Whites confirm Aled Thomas

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 24, 2014

Cherry and Whites confirm Aled Thomas signing

GLOUCESTER have confirmed the signing of fly-half Aled Thomas from the Scarlets.

As reported in the Citizen earlier this month, the Wales Sevens World Cup winner has put pen to paper to compete with Greig Laidlaw for the number 10 jersey at the Cherry and Whites.

Thomas is currently in his second spell with the Welsh region. He first joined the Scarlets in 2004, making his first appearance in the Celtic League match against Ulster in Ravenhill before enjoying spells with Carmarthen Quins, Newport Gwent Dragons and London Welsh.

He rejoined the Scarlets, under Davies, ahead of the 2011-12 season and has gone on to be a regular in the first team squad, making 60 appearances and scoring 247 points.

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Davies said: “I've known Aled for a long time and he's a very talented player. He's got a fine tactical kicking game, can bring the best out of the players around him and, importantly, is a high percentage goal kicker.

"He's an experienced player who has played a lot of rugby for the Scarlets, both in the Rabodirect Pro 12 and in the Heineken Cup, who can be relied upon to deliver when called upon.

"He's also had significant experience playing in England as he was at London Welsh for three years. However, this is his first opportunity to play in the Aviva Premiership and I know that he's genuinely excited by the prospect.

"Aled's signing will give us an additional option at half back and I'm pleased with how the squad is shaping up for next season.

"And we're not done just yet. We're still working on a couple of signings and there are several more still to be announced.”

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