Scarlets under-16s winger dies just days before collecting his GCSE results

  • Talented teenage Scarlets rugby player who represented the region at under-16 level has died
  • William Edward Thomas was rushed to hospital on Monday night after emergency services were called to an address
  • The 16-year-old was expected to pick up his GCSE results on Thursday
Scarlets rugby player William Edward Thomas,who represented the region at under-16 level has died.

The 16-year-old was rushed to hospital on Monday night after emergency services were called to an address in Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire .

The Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin pupil, who was expected to pick up his GCSE results on Thursday, played on the wing for the Scarlets’ under-16s regional east squad.

Former Wales and Scarlets player Roy Bergiers, president of the Carmarthen and District Schools Rugby Union, described William as “a wonderful talent”.

Mr Bergiers said: “He was promising player with a good career ahead of him.

“He gave 110% every time he played.

“He was a real gutsy player and always put his heart on the line.

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