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Wales' Rhys Thomas has 'successful' heart surgery

The Johannesburg-born prop was taken to hospital after falling ill in training.

Thomas was taken to hospital on Thursday.
Thomas was taken to hospital on Thursday.

WELSH PROP RHYS Thomas has undergone heart surgery after being taken to hospital on Thursday having fallen ill during a training session with the Scarlets.

The 29-year-old, who has won seven caps for his country, is currently recovering in hospital.

In a written statement, Scarlets chief executive Mark Davies said:

“Our thoughts and best wishes are with Rhys, his wife Paula and their family.

“The region will be keeping in close contact with medical teams at Morriston Hospital as to his progress but it is understood that he is comfortable and doing well.

“I am sure the whole rugby community in Wales would join with us in expressing to Rhys – all our very best wishes for a quick and comfortable recovery.”

In addition to representing Wales, the Johannesburg-born prop has made 52 Scarlets appearances, scoring nine tries.

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