The Daily Telegraph

Rugby star Thomas in ‘Hiv-spreading’ claims


Gareth Thomas, the former British and Irish Lions rugby captain, has said he has been “spat at in the street” and told he should die amid allegation­s that he is an Hiv-spreader.

A High Court case will reportedly hear how Mr Thomas admitted he did not tell a former partner he was HIV positive when starting a relationsh­ip, according to documents seen by The Mail on Sunday.

The former Welsh rugby star, 48, is being sued by Ian Baum, 59, who claims he only discovered Thomas was Hiv-positive when he found his antiviral medication.

Mr Thomas is expected to vigorously contest the allegation­s.

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