|Birth name||Thomas Young|
|Date of birth||18 May 1992|
|Place of birth||Merthyr Tydfil, Wales|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||104 kg (16 st 5 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Thomas Young (born 18 May 1992) is a Welsh rugby union player. A flanker, who plays rugby for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership having previously been played for Cardiff Blues. Whilst under contract with the Cardiff Blues, he also played for Cardiff RFC and Pontypridd RFC. He is the son of former Wales international Dai Young.
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On 24 January 2014, Thomas Young was released early by Cardiff Blues as he signed a short-term deal to join Gloucester Rugby until the end of the 2013/14 season.On 13 May 2014, Thomas was signed to Wasps from the 2014-15 season, reuniting with his father Dai Young, who is the current Director of Rugby.
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