A powerful force from full-back, wing or centre, Thomas made his name with Bridgend RFC, leading them to the last league title in 2003 before the clubs were superceded by regional rugby.
Thomas joined the short-lived Celtic Warriors before moving to France and helping Toulouse win the Heineken Cup in 2005.
He returned to Cardiff in 2007 to join the Blues - he'd previously played one season of club rugby at the Arms Park.
Thomas made his international debut against Japan in July 1995, scoring a hat-trick of tries.
2005 was his high point, he captained Wales at the start of the Grand Slam campaign before his involvement was cut short by injury, but later recovered to skipper the Lions for two tests in New Zealand in place of Brian O'Driscoll. That same year he led Wales to victory over England on their way to the 2005 Grand Slam.
Thomas was confirmed as Wales captain for the 2007 Rugby World Cup - his third tournament - and was awarded his record 100th cap for the pool game against Fiji.
We will joined on the evening by a number of Welsh rugby legends which will include current Welsh Team members for what promises to be a fitting tribute to the great man.
To book your place at the Gareth Thomas Tribute Dinner, Wednesday 12h March 2008 - Glamorgan Cricket Club - 7PM, please contact MBN Promotions on: Telephone 0161 926 9569 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or for further details please visit http://www.mbnpromotions.co.uk/