Sam plays his club rugby with Glasgow Hawks.
A product of Kelvinside Academy, played for Glasgow at U15, U16 and U17, North Midlands at U20, Lydney RFC and Scottish Exiles U18.
Sam has played club rugby in New Zealand and spent a year in the academy at Perpignan.
He's a qualified canoe/kayak instructor, has passed mountain leader training and is white water safety and rescue qualified.
Sam's dad, Bill Thomson, played for Scottish Colleges, brother Josh played for Glasgow at age grade and his cousin, Murray Smith, used to be one of the top 20 downhill skiers in Canada.