26 September 1980 |
Wallsend, North Tyneside, England
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||13 st 9 lb (87 kg)|
|Source: Hull F.C Player Profile|
Christopher Thorman is a former English professional rugby league footballer. An England national representative goal kicking half back, he previously played in the Engage Super League for Hull F.C., Huddersfield Giants, London Broncos and Sheffield Eagles, as well as in the National Rugby League for the Parramatta Eels
Born 26 September 1980 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Thorman went to Western First School, Western Middle School and then onto Burnside Community High School (now known as Burnside Business and Enterprise College), where he was friends with current England football international Michael Carrick. His first rugby club was Newcastle Eagles (now known as Wallsend Eagles) where he played with his younger brothers, Paul and Neil, as a youngster under the watchful eye of Simon Wilkinson, the club's head coach. He was discovered by a scout and sent to regional camps and other rugby league trials. Playing for [North East U16] more and more scouts discovered the potential the young man had. At 16, he made his professional debut playing for the Sheffield Eagles.
Thorman scored the fastest hat-trick of tries scored from the start of a match in 6 min 54 sec while playing for Huddersfield Giants against Doncaster Dragons in the semi-final of the Buddies National League Cup at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, on 19 May 2002.
His representative honours include 1 game for Yorkshire, 1 game for England "A" and 2 games as England captain. Thorman captained Huddersfield in the 2006 Challenge Cup Final at stand-off half back against St. Helens but the Giants lost 12-42. In June 2007 Thorman was called up to the Great Britain squad for the Test match against France however missed the match with an injury to his thigh. Thorman signed a 1-year deal for Hull in the 2009 season but after a disappointing season for Hull he was sold to York City Knights. In June 2012, Thorman announced to be joining Super League's Huddersfield Giants as an assistant coach at the end of the season.
- England Statistics at englandrl.co.uk
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Giants maintain winning form
- Challenge Cup Final 2006
- Thorman leaves Parramatta for Huddersfield
- Floodlit-Nines Winning Captain, Chris Thorman
- Chris Thorman Hull Profile[permanent dead link]
- Thorman Cleared of Biting
- Thorman talks about Jon Sharp's Departure from the Giants
- 2008 Superleague Player Profile
- Thorman's Drop Goal Seals Victory for the Giants against Bradford Bulls
- Yorkshire Post Player Profile 2007