Wasp Thomas ready to face old pals in cup

WASPS hooker T Rhys Thomas insists there will be no old pals’ act when he returns to his former stomping ground, vowing to show Cardiff Blues no mercy in the LV= Cup this evening.

Thomas, 30, spent almost nine years at the Blues before joining Dai Young at the London club this summer and he’s made an impressive start to life in the Aviva Premiership so far.

“All my family are coming down, it’s just a 10 minute drive for them so I’m looking forward to it,” said Thomas, who won the tournament with the Blues in 2009.

“I spoke to [Blues fly-half] Ceri Sweeney, who is a good friend of mine, on Monday. We didn’t give each other any info at all. I asked him ‘do you know the team?’ and he said ‘kind of’, and he asked me the same thing, and I said yes, and we both didn’t tell each other.”

Meanwhile, Saracens host Leicester tonight, Harlequins travel to Northampton Saints tomorrow and London Irish host Sale Sharks on Sunday, looking to avenge their Premiership defeat last Friday while London Welsh host Exeter Chiefs.

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