The Guy Thompson story: from 'retirement' at 19 to starring for Wasps in the Premiership
Wasps’ selection to face Saracens last Sunday served as a reminder of how quickly things can change.
When Dai Young’s team last went head-to-head with the men in black, in their April European Cup semi final defeat in Reading, the back row was George Smith, James Haskell and Nathan Hughes.
This left Thomas Young, Sam Jones and Guy Thompson kicking their heels as what must surely have been the most talented of Premiership back-up combinations, while Alex Rieder, who had pulled up trees on his debut at Northampton in February, had scarcely been seen since.
Six months on, Smith has returned to... read more
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