Thomas to lead Warriors

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:51
Large jonathanthomaswalestraining2 Large jonathanthomasboks Large jonathanthomaswalestraining

Jonathan Thomas will lead his side into a new era after being named Warriors captain for the 2013/14 campaign.

Jonathan Thomas will lead his side into a new era after being named Warriors captain for the 2013/14 campaign.

Thomas, who joined the club from Welsh region Ospreys, has been handed the captain’s armband after impressing since his arrival.

He captained the side in Warriors’ opening pre-season friendly victory against Rotherham Titans and led the side again on Saturday for the visit to his former club.

Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: “Jonathan has been an asset to Warriors since he joined us, both in his performances on the pitch and also in the qualities he demonstrates off the pitch.

“He’s a strong leader who understands the game and his past experience with Wales and Ospreys will be important in building the future here at Sixways.”

Vastly experienced back row Thomas will make his competitive Warriors debut when the season gets underway at Leicester Tigers next month.

During a decade at Ospreys, the 30-year-old helped his side to two Pro12 titles and two second-place finishes. He played 188 matches for the club – including 52 European Cup appearances.

The flank, who can also operate at No.8 or lock, has impressed on the international stage - winning 67 caps for Wales.

He broke into the Welsh set-up during the 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.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 04 December 2015
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 19h05 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Ulster v Edinburgh 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Gloucester v Sale Sharks 19h45 Kingsholm
Sat, 05 December 2015
Treviso v Scarlets 15h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Glasgow Warriors v Leinster 15h00 Scotstoun
Harlequins v London Irish 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 15h00 Sixways
Bath v Northampton Saints 15h15 Recreation Ground
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 17h30 Ricoh Arena
Sun, 06 December 2015
Dragons v Munster 14h30 Rodney Parade
Newcastle Falcons v Saracens 15h00 Kingston Park
Zebre v Ospreys 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Team P W D L Pts
Connacht 8 7 0 1 32
Scarlets 8 7 0 1 30
Munster 8 6 0 2 28
Leinster 8 6 0 2 27
Glasgow Warriors 8 5 0 3 26
Edinburgh 8 5 0 3 23
Ulster 8 4 0 4 23
Ospreys 8 3 0 5 15
Dragons 8 2 0 6 10
Cardiff Blues 8 1 0 7 10
Zebre 8 2 0 6 9
Treviso 8 0 0 8 5