Thomas Young (rugby player)

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Thomas Young
Birth nameThomas Young
Date of birth (1992-05-18) 18 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Openside Flanker
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
Cardiff RFC
Pontypridd RFC
()
Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2011–2014
2014
2014–
Cardiff Blues
Gloucester
Wasps
10
2
99
(0)
(0)
(45)
Correct as of 30 June 2016
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
2011–2012
2017
Wales U20
Wales
7
2
(10)
(0)
Correct as of 23 June 2017

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.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

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Wasps RFC rugby union team of England

Wasps Rugby Football Club is an English professional rugby union team based in Coventry, England. They play in Premiership Rugby, England's top division of rugby.

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. [1] 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. [2]

Cardiff Blues professional Welsh regional rugby union team

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Gloucester Rugby rugby union team

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David 'Dai' Young is the Director of Rugby at Wasps RFC in England's Premiership Rugby, a Welsh rugby union coach and former rugby union and rugby league footballer.

On 16 January 2017 Young was called up to the Wales Squad for the 2017 Six Nations Championship. In May 2017 he was named in the Wales senior squad for the tests against Tonga and Samoa in June 2017 [3]

Wales national rugby union team Nation rugby team from Wales

The Wales national rugby union team represents Wales in international rugby union. Its governing body, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU), was established in 1881, the same year that Wales played their first international against England. The team plays its home matches at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, which replaced Cardiff Arms Park as the national stadium of Wales in 1999.

The 2017 Six Nations Championship was the 18th series of the Six Nations Championship, the annual northern hemisphere rugby union championship. The tournament was also known as the RBS 6 Nations because of the tournament's sponsorship by The Royal Bank of Scotland.

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References

  1. "Gloucester sign Cardiff Blues flanker Thomas Young". BBC Sport. 24 January 2014.
  2. "Thomas Young signs for the Wasps". BBC Sport. 13 May 2014.
  3. Wales squad June 2017