T Rhys Thomas: Dragons captain cleared of alleged bite

Thomas Rhys Thomas
Thomas Rhys Thomas made his Wales debut in 2005 against the United States

Newport Gwent Dragons captain T Rhys Thomas has been cleared of a charge of allegedly biting an opponent.

The 33-year-old hooker was accused of biting Castres flanker Thomas Caballero in the second half of Dragons' 31-18 Challenge Cup win on Friday.

Thomas is now available to face Sale in their final Pool 5 match on Thursday.

A hearing held in London on Wednesday found that: "The Judicial Officer was not satisfied that the act of foul play as alleged had been committed."

Dragons are top off Pool 5 and assured of a quarter-final place going into their clash with Sale.