International back row Gavin Thomas joined the Dragons on a two-year deal in 2009.
A dynamic back row player with 22 Welsh caps, Gavin brings a wealth of experience to Rodney Parade and has already shown his worth to the region through his performances this season.
Before making the step up to the full national team, Gavin played for Wales' Under 18 and Under 21 sides. He made his senior international debut for Wales on 10 June 2001 against Japan.
Having joined the Dragons from the Scarlets in the summer of 2009 it was ironically back at Parc y Scarlets where Gavin picked up his 50th Heineken Cup appearance, the Dragons having to re-locate for their round 4 match against Biarritz due to a frozen pitch.
Gavin left the Dragons at the end of the 2011/2012 season and later announced his retirement from rugby due to knee problems.
Dragons coach Darren Edwards paid tribute to the flanker on his retirement.
"He was a fantastic all-round player who was great in the contact area and his playmaking skills were second to none." said Edwards. "Gavin came to the region on the back of a serious injury and ended up having three terrific seasons here. That is testament to him as a competitor and a person.
"Gavin would always say to me, 'Don't look at the age on my passport, look at what I do on the pitch'. He was a fantastic player and servant for the Dragons. He was a man of few words in the changing room but he demonstrated to his teammates through his actions. He was a great influence and delivered what he said, and delivered consistently."
Season P W D L T C P Dg Pts
2009/2010 23 10 1 12 0 0 0 0 0
Matches Played In 2009/2010
|13/12/2009||Biarritz Olympique PB||FL||0||0||0||0||0|
|19/12/2009||Biarritz Olympique PB||FL||0||0||0||0||0|
2010/2011 20 9 0 11 1 0 0 0 5
Matches Played In 2010/2011
|03/04/2011||Benetton Rugby Treviso||Rep||0||0||0||0||0|
2011/2012 18 6 1 11 0 0 0 0 0
Matches Played In 2011/2012
|29/10/2011||Benetton Rugby Treviso||FL||0||0||0||0||0|
|12/11/2011||RC I Cavalieri Prato||FL||0||0||0||0||0|
Total 61 25 2 34 1 0 0 0 5
- Gavin Thomas 1/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas is tackled 2/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas looks to break a tackle 3/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas looks to break a tackle 4/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas looks to make yards 5/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas is tackled 6/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas is tackled 7/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas is tackled 8/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas catches 9/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Mick ODriscoll tackled by Gavin Thomas and Willis 10/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Mick ODriscoll tackles Gavin Thomas 11/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Toby Faletau tries to break a tackle 12/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin Thomas is tackled by Julien Candelon 13/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gav is tackled by Fitzpatrick and Henry of Ulster 14/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin takes on Nick Williams Nanai of Aironi 15/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin is tackled by Paul James and Huw Bennett 16/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin stands firm against Glasgow 17/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin grapples for the ball against Connacht 18/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin breaks through the Wasps defence 19/20 ©Huw Evans Images
- Gavin grapples with Serge Betsen of Wasps 20/20 ©Huw Evans Images