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Last Updated: Tuesday, 10 April 2007, 11:14 GMT 12:14 UK
Thomas in clear after chest scare
Dragons and Wales prop Rhys Thomas
Thomas has been out of action since October
Wales and Dragons tight-head prop Rhys Thomas is ready to return to action after his mystery chest problem.

The one-cap man, 24, last played versus Northampton on 7 October, but has at last been given the medical all-clear.

Thomas, capped in Argentina last summer, plans to play in the Welsh Premiership this weekend and could then challenge for region and country.

"I can't wait to run and smash someone again," Thomas told the Argus. "It's been painful, I'm gagging to play."

Thomas says he hopes to be considered by the Dragons for next week's European Challenge Cup semi-final at Clermont Auvergne.

With Wales having few options behind Chris Horsman and Adam Jones at tight-head, he could also be a strong contender for the summer tour to Australia.

National coach Gareth Jenkins says he will rest some of his first-choice players for that trip, potentially leaving the likes of Gary Powell and Cai Griffiths in contention for the number three jersey.

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