PLAYER PROFILE

Rob Thompson

MIdfield Back

KEY STATS
UPDATED
AGE
28
WEIGHT
103KG
HEIGHT
186CM
GAMES
6

BIOGRAPHY

ROB THOMPSON MADE his debut for the Māori All Blacks in 2017 after an exciting season with the Highlanders, in which he played 11 times and scored five tries.

Thompson joined the Highlanders in 2016 after an explosive 2015 provincial campaign for Canterbury where he stood out as one of the form backs throughout the competition. He had earlier made his Super Rugby debut with the Crusaders, in 2014. He is a powerful runner, who has the strength to play in the midfield and the speed to play in the outside backs.

Originally from the Manawatu, Thompson was lured back home for the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season, and became a key member of the side, setting up numerous tries and ranking in the top five players in the competition for offloads, while also getting across the chalk himself.

He earnt selection into the Māori All Blacks for their end of year Tour, adding three more starts to his tally and scoring a try against USA.

Thompson continued his form into 2019, turning out 12 times for the Highlanders in their Investec Super Rugby campaign and notching up three tries.

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