Bodene Thompson

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Bodene Thompson
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Personal information
Born (1988-08-01) 1 August 1988 (age 28)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 107 kg (16 st 12 lb)
Playing information
Position Second-row, Centre, Lock
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2009–12 Gold Coast Titans 49 9 0 0 36
2013–14 Wests Tigers 36 7 0 0 28
2015– New Zealand Warriors 27 9 0 0 36
Total 112 25 0 0 100
Representative
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2010 New Zealand Māori 1 1 0 0 4
Source: [1][2]

Bodene Thompson (born 18 July 1972 in Tauranga, New Zealand[3]) is a professional rugby league footballer of Māori descent who currently plays for the New Zealand Warriors of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans[4] and Wests Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

A Tauranga City Sharks junior, Thompson played first grade alongside his stepdad when aged only 16.[5]

He then moved to Australia with his family and attended Keebra Park High. In 2008 he played for the Gold Coast Titans Toyota Cup side.[6]

Thompson made his NRL 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.[7] Thompson played for the New Zealand Māori in 2010 against England.[8]

Thompson was released from the Titans in 2012 and signed a two-year deal with rival club Wests Tigers commencing in 2013.[9]

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."[10] Thompson felt compelled to change clubs as he was behind Greg Bird, Ashley Harrison, and Nate Myles for a spot in the back-row.[10]

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.

On 1 November 2014, Thompson signed a 3-year contract with the New Zealand Warriors starting in 2015.[11][12]

He was named in the New Zealand Māori squad for a match against the New Zealand Residents on 15 October 2016.[13]

Boxing[edit]

0 Wins, 1 Loss, 0 Draws[14]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Australia Paul Gallen UD 4 2015-11-03 New Zealand SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland City, Auckland Professional debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bodene Thompson rugbyleagueproject.org
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Bodene Thompson nzmrl.co.nz
  4. ^ "Brisbane Broncos' pre-season training camp not for faint-hearted". The Courier-Mail. 29 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Thompson recalls junior days with senior side". nrl.com. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Bodene adds bite goldcoast.com.au, 24 February 2009
  7. ^ Gordon, Thompson in for long haul at Titans Archived November 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. rleague.com, 16 September 2010
  8. ^ "League: Maori draw with England". The New Zealand Herald. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Wests Tigers sign Eddy Pettybourne and Bodene Thompson dailytelegraph.com, 24 May 2012
  10. ^ a b Travis Meyn (31 May 2012). "Bodene Thompson catches eye of the Tigers". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.warriors.co.nz/news/2014/11/01/vodafone_warriors_sign_thompson.html
  12. ^ http://tvnz.co.nz/rugby-league-news/warriors-sign-bodene-thompson-offload-bukuya-6120880
  13. ^ "Auckland Rugby League - Auckland Rugby League". 
  14. ^ "Bodene Thompson – Boxer". Boxrec. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 

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