Rugby Star Gareth Thomas Can Play On Our Team Any Day

Susannah Breslin | January 5, 2011 - 11:45 am

“I became the master of playing the straight man,” says professional rugby player Gareth Thomas on “Ellen.” The 36-year-old Welshman, who plays for the Crusaders in Europe’s Super League, is apparently the only openly straight gay male athlete who plays for a major pro team. Is that true? Is that even possible? Either way, Thomas, who was previously married and went to great lengths to keep his sexuality a secret from his teammates, opens up about his struggles and how he finally came clean. In other news, he looks great in a pair of jeans. [ONTD]