Bodene Thompson

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Bodene Thompson
Personal information
Born (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 25)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 103 kg (16 st 3 lb)
Playing information
Position Centre, Second-row, Lock, Prop
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–2012 Gold Coast Titans 49 9 0 0 36
2013- Wests Tigers 30 4 0 0 16
Total 79 13 0 0 52
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010 New Zealand Māori 1 1 0 0 4
As of 6 July 2014
Source: Rugby League ProjectLeague Central

Bodene Thompson (born 1 August 1988 in Tauranga, New Zealand[1]) is a professional rugby league footballer for the Wests Tigers of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans.[2]

Playing career[edit]

A Tauranga City Sharks junior, Thompson played rugby league with Keebra Park High when his family moved to Australia. In 2008 he played for the Gold Coast Titans Toyota Cup side.[3]

Thompson made his National Rugby League debut for the Gold Coast Titans in Round 9, 2009, making 3 appearances from the bench that year. He made 17 appearances in 2010, including 2 semis, and signed a deal with the club that lasted until the end of the 2014 season,[4] however, he was subsequently released from this contract in 2012 and signed a two-year deal with rival club Wests Tigers commencing in 2013.[5]

Having knocked back an offer to join the Tigers in 2007, Thompson had said, "I had the (Wests Tigers) offer there (in 2007) but I'm a family man and like to be around my family. We had only just moved over so I didn't want to shoot off somewhere else as soon as we got here."[6] Thompson felt compelled to change clubs as he was behind Greg Bird, Ashley Harrison, and Nate Myles for a spot in the back-row.[6]

Thompson played in 15 games for the Wests Tigers in 2013. He mostly played in the second-row, but finished the season in the centres.

Representative career[edit]

Thompson played for the New Zealand Māori in 2010 against England.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bodene Thompson nzmrl.co.nz
  2. ^ "Brisbane Broncos' pre-season training camp not for faint-hearted". The Courier-Mail. 29 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Bodene adds bite goldcoast.com.au, 24 February 2009
  4. ^ Gordon, Thompson in for long haul at Titans rleague.com, 16 September 2010
  5. ^ Wests Tigers sign Eddy Pettybourne and Bodene Thompson dailytelegraph.com, 24 May 2012
  6. ^ a b Travis Meyn (31 May 2012). "Bodene Thompson catches eye of the Tigers". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "League: Maori draw with England". The New Zealand Herald. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 

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