Kane Thompson

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Kane Thompson
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Full name Kane Gregory Thompson
Date of birth (1982-01-09) 9 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
School Wellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock / Back Row
Current team Manawatu
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-05 Wellington 7 (0)
2006–07 Southland 18 (10)
2006–07 Highlanders 15 (10)
2007–10 Dax 64 (10)
2010 Southland 9 (5)
2011 Hawke's Bay 4 (0)
2012 Chiefs 13 (5)
2012– Canon Eagles 4 (0)
2014 Chiefs 6 (0)
2014–16 Newcastle Falcons 20 (0)
2016– Manawatu 7 (0)
Correct as of 14 October 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007– Samoa 33 (10)
Correct as of 10 October 2015

Kane Gregory Thompson (born 9 January 1982)[1] is a New Zealand rugby union player. He currently plays for Manawatu in the Mitre 10 Cup. He debuted for the Highlanders in 2006. He showed he was well capable of stepping up to the higher level and he had a strong 2006 season for Southland. In 2007 he represented Manu Samoa at the Rugby World Cup.

He played for the Chiefs in the 2012 Super Rugby, joining national teammate Mahonri Schwalger.[2]

On 17 July 2014, Thompson signed for Newcastle Falcons who compete in the English Aviva Premiership from the 2014-15 season.[3]

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