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Cardiff Blues to support Rainbow Laces and Gareth Thomas

21st November 2018

Cardiff Blues will once again support Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign this season - kicking off with this weekend's Guinness PRO14 clash with Glasgow Warriors.

This month thousands of teams, athletes and supporters will lace up in support of LGBT equality in sport. Since its launch in 2013, Rainbow Laces has become a fixture in the sports calendar and Cardiff Blues will once again throw their weight behind the campaign.

Wear Your Rainbow Laces Day takes place on Wednesday, November 28 and Wales’ Capital Region were due to wear the laces against Ulster Rugby on November 30.

However, following a homophobic attack on Gareth Thomas last weekend, Cardiff Blues will stand in support of their former captain from this weekend's game against Glasgow.

Lloyd Williams, who is in the squad travelling to Scotland, said: “The Rainbow Laces campaign is a brilliant initiative, which we are always happy to support and has added significance following the events of the weekend.

“There is no place for such hate crimes and we a proud to stand in support of our former teammate and captain Gareth Thomas and the wider LGBT community.”

During his illustrious career, the former Wales and British & Irish Lions star spent three seasons with Cardiff Blues. He made 60 appearances for the region and scored 12 tries.

For more information on Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign click here.