Rory Thornton (born 16 March 1995) is a rugby union player who plays for the Cardiff Blues. His position is lock forward.
|Birth name||Rory Thornton|
|Date of birth||16 March 1995|
|Place of birth||Swansea, Wales|
|Height||201 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||115 kg (18 st 2 lb; 254 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Thornton began his rugby career at Bonymaen RFC before joining the Swansea RFC and then the Ospreys. Thornton joined the Cardiff blues on a season long loan prior to the 2018-2019 Pro 14 season and then signed a permanent contract with Cardiff for the following season.
Thornton captained the Wales Under 20 team.
In January 2014 he was called up to the Wales national rugby union team training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In May 2017 he was named in the Wales senior squad for the tests against Tonga and Samoa in June 2017