Troy Thompson (rugby league)

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Troy Thompson
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Personal information
Full nameTroy Thompson
Born (1979-11-06) 6 November 1979 (age 42)
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight105 kg (16 st 7 lb)
Playing information
Position Prop, Second-row
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2000–2001 Villefranche XIII
2001–10 Canberra Raiders 15660024
2011 Melbourne Storm 70000
Total16360024
As of 9 January 2020
Source: [1]

Troy Thompson is an Australian former professional rugby league footballer who last played as a prop or as a second rower for the Melbourne Storm in the NRL. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders.

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Early life

Born in Canberra, Australia. Thompson was educated at Dickson College, Canberra, where he represented 1997 Australian Schoolboys. [2]

Thompson played his junior football with West Belconnen Warriors. [3]

Playing career

Thompson made his first-grade debut playing for Canberra Raiders against the Broncos in round 21 of the 2001 season.

In 2005 he, along with Josh Miller, won the Raiders' Player of the Year award, becoming the first joint-winners in the club's history. [4]

Thompson was told he would not be offered another contract when his current one expired at the end of the 2010 season. This caused Thompson to publicly attack the Raiders for not offering him a further deal, to which he felt he was entitled due to playing for the club for so long. [5]

This was due to Canberra having signed Brett White, a more experienced representative player who played in the same position as Thompson at a higher level for similar amounts of money. [6] [7]

Thompson then went on to play with Melbourne Storm after signing with them for the 2011 season. Thompson made 7 appearances for the club and his last game in first grade was a 40-8 loss against the Sydney Roosters.

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References

  1. "Troy Thompson - Career Stats & Summary - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  2. "Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League". Sporting Pulse. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  3. "Player Page" Troy Thompson". NRL Stats. Retrieved 10 October 2008.[ dead link ]
  4. "Smith awarded Storm's top honour". The Age. 8 October 2005. Retrieved 10 October 2008.
  5. Dumped Thomson says, 'It's personal' - Local News - Sport - Rugby League - The Canberra Times Archived 2 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Raiders confirm White signing - Local News - Sport - Rugby League - The Canberra Times [ permanent dead link ]
  7. The Greenhouse • View topic - Dumped Thompson says, 'It's personal'