RugBy teAm’s rAinBow lACes A show of support
France’s rugby players will wear rainbow laces on their boots for Saturday’s match against Fiji in support of former Wales captain Gareth Thomas, who was the victim of an anti-gay assault last weekend. The 44-year-old Thomas, who announced in 2009 that he is gay, played for the French club Toulouse from 2004-07 and helped the team become European champion in 2005. Police in Cardiff said a 16-year-old boy has admitted to assaulting Thomas on Saturday. Thomas spoke about the incident in a video he recorded and had bruises on his face.