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The Celtic Crusaders return to South Wales this Thursday with a big engage Super League match at The Gnoll in Neath against Harlequins (kick-off 7.30pm).
This match will see Gareth Thomas' first game of rugby league back in South Wales after signing for the Crusaders a month ago.
One man who is hoping to play alongside Thomas in the team is Welsh international Lloyd White, and South Wales Scorpions' coach Anthony Seibold believes that he should be given his chance.
The 21-year old from Newport has already made a name for himself with the Crusaders and Wales. He scored a try and kicked nine goals last autumn for Wales on their way to winning the European Cup, this after scoring his debut Super League try against Castleford a month earlier.
This season, he has made two appearances in Brian Noble's side and because he is under 23 years old, he is able to take advantage of rugby league's unique