Joel Thompson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
24-08-1988
33
01-12-2020
Manly Sea Eagles
DEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
26-03-2021 v Salford Red Devils
Salford Red Devils
2021- when he Retired
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)
2021-2021
19 (2)
TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
1
0
0
4

BIOGRAPHY


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Thompson had scored 62 tries in 234 games for Canberra, St George Illawarra and Sea Eagles in a 14-year career in the NRL. He had also captained the Indigenous All Stars representative team. A strong running second row forward with sound tackling technique he was a natural replacement for Zeb Taia.

The Sea Eagles granted Thompson a release from the final year of his deal to take up a contract with St.Helens for the 2021 campaign. Thompson, nicknamed ‘Goat’, had vast experience in the NRL after making his debut in 2008 with Canberra in 2008, before stints with the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2014 and then the Sea Eagles in 2018.

In 2020 he captained the Indigenous All Stars in his seventh appearance for the side whilst he was also an influential figure off-the-field, a strong advocate for both Indigenous voices and mental health, founding The Mindset project in 2012 and being awarded the Ken Stephen Medal in 2016 for his community work.

The 2021 season produced mixed fortunes for Joel. A strong defensive player, Joel featured regularly in the team especially in the first half of the campaign. Indeed Joel made 19 appearances for the team. The highlight for Joel was undoubtedly the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley when he helped the Saints overcome Castleford. None the less Joel was not convinced that he was performing as well as he had in the past. Subsequently, he informed the Club that he was intending to return to Australia at the conclusion of the 2021 campaign. Nobody was surprised with his honesty and integrity in this regard. Though he did not participate in the triumphant Grand Final win over the Catalans Dragons he was on hand to join in the celebrations.

Dave Dooley

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
20211 0 0 19
TOTALS:1 0 0 19
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
TOTALS:

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
26th Mar 2021
W
11 Salford Red Devils SL 2021 H 29 6 VIEW
1st Apr 2021
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2021 A 25 0 VIEW
10th Apr 2021
W
11 Leeds Rhinos RLCC3 2021 H 26 18 VIEW
16th Apr 2021
W
11 Wakefield Trinity SL 2021 H 34 6 VIEW
22nd Apr 2021
W
11 Huddersfield Giants SL 2021 A 18 10 VIEW
7th May 2021
W
11 Huddersfield Giants RLCCQF 2021 H 23 18 VIEW
17th May 2021
W
11 Salford Red Devils SL 2021 H 28 0 VIEW
22nd May 2021
L
11 Catalans Dragons SL 2021 A 16 20 VIEW
28th May 2021
W
11 Hull FC SL 2021 H 34 16 VIEW
5th Jun 2021
W
11 HullFC RLCCSF 2021 N 33 18 VIEW
17th Jun 2021
L
11 Warrington Wolves SL 2021 H 2 6 VIEW
9th Jul 2021
W
15 Wakefield Trinity SL 2021 A 30 14 VIEW
17th Jul 2021
W
12 Castleford Tigers RLCCF 2021 N 26 12 VIEW
2nd Aug 2021
W
12 Hull FC SL 2021 A 42 10 1 VIEW
7th Aug 2021
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL 2021 H 34 12 VIEW
12th Aug 2021
L
12 Castleford Tigers SL 2021 H 10 20 VIEW
20th Aug 2021
W
11 Wigan Warriors SL 2021 A 26 2 VIEW
10th Sep 2021
W
14 Leeds Rhinos SL 2021 H 40 6 VIEW
17th Sep 2021
L
11 Salford Red Devils SL 2021 A 14 26 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 15 | LOSSES : 4 | DRAWS :

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