Joel Thompson

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROM
24-08-1988
34
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 of Joel Thompson



HERITAGE NO : 1259
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

DateMatchPosOpponentsCompVenueFTFTOTGDG
26th Mar 2021 1
W
11 Salford Red Devils SL H 29 6 VIEW
1st Apr 2021 2
W
11 Hull Kingston Rovers SL A 25 0 VIEW
10th Apr 2021 3
W
11 Leeds Rhinos RLCC3 H 26 18 VIEW
16th Apr 2021 4
W
11 Wakefield Trinity SL H 34 6 VIEW
22nd Apr 2021 5
W
11 Huddersfield Giants SL A 18 10 VIEW
7th May 2021 6
W
11 Huddersfield Giants RLCCQF H 23 18 VIEW
17th May 2021 7
W
11 Salford Red Devils SL H 28 0 VIEW
22nd May 2021 8
L
11 Catalans Dragons SL A 16 20 VIEW
28th May 2021 9
W
11 Hull FC SL H 34 16 VIEW
5th Jun 2021 10
W
11 HullFC RLCCSF N 33 18 VIEW
17th Jun 2021 11
L
11 Warrington Wolves SL H 2 6 VIEW
9th Jul 2021 12
W
15 Wakefield Trinity SL A 30 14 VIEW
17th Jul 2021 13
W
12 Castleford Tigers RLCCF N 26 12 VIEW
2nd Aug 2021 14
W
12 Hull FC SL A 42 10 1 VIEW
7th Aug 2021 15
W
12 Catalans Dragons SL H 34 12 VIEW
12th Aug 2021 16
L
12 Castleford Tigers SL H 10 20 VIEW
20th Aug 2021 17
W
11 Wigan Warriors SL A 26 2 VIEW
10th Sep 2021 18
W
14 Leeds Rhinos SL H 40 6 VIEW
17th Sep 2021 19
L
11 Salford Red Devils SL A 14 26 VIEW
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
WINS : 15 | LOSSES : 4 | DRAWS :

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