A graduate of Wigan St. Patrick's, Thomas followed his grandfather, father and elder brother James into the Wigan professional ranks, making his first team debut against Leeds at Headingley in 2008.
A loan spell with Halifax followed later that year before he made a permanent move to Oldham in 2009, playing a leading role in the Roughyeds march to the Championship 1 Grand Final.
Thomas's consistent performances as the only ever-present in 2011, earned him the accolade of the Players' Player of the Year and a return to Super League rugby.
Thomas's first appearance of 2012 will be his 50th in Widnes colours.
Previous Clubs: Wigan, Halifax, Oldham
Widnes debut: Gateshead (H) 2nd February 2010
Career record as at 31st October 2011: 86 apps; 29 tries; 1 drop goal; 117 points