Shop the official store for all your welsh rugby kits and merchandise. Gareth thomas (born ), nicknamed alfie, is a welsh former professional rugby player, who represented wales in both rugby union and rugby league. With 100 test match appearances he was the most capped welsh rugby union player until he was overtaken by stephen jones in september 2011. He is currently ranked 13th among international try scorers, and is the second highest wales try scorer behind shane williams. He also won four rugby league caps for wales, scoring three tries. He is currently ranked 13th among international try scorers, and is the second highest wales try scorer behind shane williams. He also won four rugby league caps for wales, scoring three tries. Gareth thomas is a wales rugby legend who was capped 100 times for the national union side. He came out as gay in 2009, making hm the first openly gay professional rugby union player. The very first high-profile rugby player to ever come out to the public as gay is former australian international ian roberts. A second-row forward, roberts was born in london in 1965 and moved to australia two years later where he would become one of the most respected rugby league players in the countrys history. welsh rugby legend gareth thomas has announced that he is living with hiv. gareth thomas the misery of my wife leaving me after i came out former welsh rugby star gareth thomas opens up about the misery of being left by his wife after confessing to her that he was gay. Rugby player grabs opponents crotch and a gay former player makes a joke of it a crotch-grabbing incident could result in a rugby players suspension and gareth thomas joke about it falls. A former wales rugby captain has told how he chose to meet face to face with his attackers to get an apology after he was assaulted in the street for being gay. In 1995, australian rugby league player ian roberts, then aged 30, became the first high-profile player to publicly reveal he was gay. Welsh rugby union star gareth thomas came out in 2009 aged 35. gay rugby players - james haskell on posing for gay mags, sexuality & rugby. James haskell is an english rugby union player who currently plays for and captains wasps in the aviva premiership. Shop the official store for all your welsh rugby kits and merchandise.