1 August 1988 |
Tauranga, New Zealand
|Height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||103 kg (16 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Second-row, Centre, Lock|
|2009–12||Gold Coast Titans||49||9||0||0||36|
|2010||New Zealand Māori||1||1||0||0||4|
|As of 6 September 2015|
Bodene Thompson (born 1 August 1988 in Tauranga, New Zealand) is a professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the New Zealand Warriors of the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans and Wests Tigers.
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. Thompson played for the New Zealand Māori in 2010 against England.
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." Thompson felt compelled to change clubs as he was behind Greg Bird, Ashley Harrison, and Nate Myles for a spot in the back-row.
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.
- Bodene Thompson rugbyleagueproject.org
- Bodene Thompson nzmrl.co.nz
- "Brisbane Broncos' pre-season training camp not for faint-hearted". The Courier-Mail. 29 January 2010.
- Bodene adds bite goldcoast.com.au, 24 February 2009
- Gordon, Thompson in for long haul at Titans rleague.com, 16 September 2010
- "League: Maori draw with England". The New Zealand Herald. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
- Wests Tigers sign Eddy Pettybourne and Bodene Thompson dailytelegraph.com, 24 May 2012
- Travis Meyn (31 May 2012). "Bodene Thompson catches eye of the Tigers". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 4 November 2012.