Scarlets' Thomas in Gloucester move
March 13, 2014
Scarlets' Aled Thomas in action against Exeter Chiefs © Getty Images
Gloucester are on the verge of signing Scarlets fly-half Aled Thomas, reuniting the player with his former head coach Nigel Davies.
Davies, who left Scarlets in 2012 to become Gloucester director of rugby, is hopeful that Thomas will show the same form in cherry and white as he has while deputising for Rhys Priestland at Scarlets.
Thomas made 27 appearances for Scarlets last season as Priestland recovered from an Achilles injury, and has been relied on again this year with Priestland away on international duty.
The South Wales Evening Post reports that, with Freddie Burns moving to Leicester next season, Gloucester are keen to build up their stand-off resources. Davies has already signed Scotland's Greig Laidlaw but has indicated he wants to add another fly-half to the squad.
And with Priestland signing a new Scarlets contract, Steve Shingler returning from injury, and Llanelli RFC's Josh Lewis rated highly, it is likely that Thomas will have to leave Parc y Scarlets to find more game time.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
Communication error please reload the page.
Arsene Wenger has set his Arsenal side the target of 21 points from their remaining Premier League games to earn a top-four finish
Sale manager Steve Diamond has said Danny Cipriani deserves to be picked for England again in this year's Six Nations
Amir Khan is unlikely to face Kell Brook this summer as he looks to negotiate a fight with Miguel Cotto in America
Emre Can sees his long-term future at Liverpool as a midfielder, but insists he will never be the new Steven Gerrard
Banned long-distance runner Hamza Driouch is facing an investigation after he shared pictures which showed him training with Mo Farah in Ethiopia
Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood was so delighted with his side's last-gasp win over West Brom that he said the three points were better than his wife winning the Euro Millions jackpot
Paul Butler tells Inside Boxing he turned down the chance of a trial with Liverpool in order to focus on boxing - and it was the right choice
Who was the 100th man to win a world championship Grand Prix?
Ireland have the world sitting up and taking notice - and rugby's structure in Europe will aid their Rugby World Cup bid, writes John Mitchell
Rafael Benitez has raised concerns about the long-term fitness of Chelsea captain John Terry after revealing the defender is trapped in "a vicious circle" regarding his persistent knee injury
John Terry says he is fighting for his family's future but has pledged never to play for another club when his time at Chelsea comes to an end
Carl Froch has challenged Andre Ward to step into enemy territory at Nottingham Forest's City Ground for their proposed super-middleweight title unification bout
Louis van Gaal has come to the defence of Angel Di Maria after the midfielder's Manchester United career reached a new low when he was taken off at half-time in Saturday's 2-0 win over Sunderland
Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak has been charged with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham's Diafra Sakho, the Football Association has announced
Eight years ago, Steve Bunce was offered the chance of buying a 'share' in Tyson Fury, and it would have been a shrewd investment if he had the money
After enduring a tricky start to his Manchester United career, perhaps it is fair that Marcos Rojo celebrated so boisterously as he watched his first professional club Estudiantes beat fierce rivals Gimnasia
The idea of Chelsea squeezing in a quick 20-minute Wembley celebration before getting back to work is both admirable and typically soulless, writes Alan Tyers
A basketball match between Bilbao Basket and Laboral Kutxa Baskonia in the Spanish ACB League was marred by a brawl that erupted in the closing stages of the game
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher marked his return to football punditry by coining a new name for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers