Rugby star Gareth Thomas is in a new relationship with a London-area recruiter.

According to The Wharf, the recently-retired rugby captain has partnered with Sean Smith, a 41-year-old self-made millionaire and former lawyer.

(Related: Gareth Thomas retires from rugby.)

Smith runs the Canary Wharf-based legal recruitment firm Sean Smith Associates, which Thomas and Smith co-founded.

“Gareth wants a serious business career,” Smith said. “He's in the office three-and-a-half days a week, and he's starting off doing the photocopying and everything else. But he's the most determined man I've ever met and I have no doubt he'll make a success of it.”

Smith is also taking part in the next series of The Secret Millionaire, the Channel 4 reality series in which millionaires leave their luxurious lives behind to live for a week in an impoverished community and ultimately give away tens of thousands of pounds to needy causes and people.

“I'll learn a lot about myself because you have to survive on [5 pounds] a day and I'm not sure how I'll manage that,” Smith said.

Thomas publicly came out gay about two years ago.

(UPDATE: Gareth Thomas not romantically involved with London-area recruiter.)