Former Widnes Vikings and Super League star makes surprise return to the sport

Corey Thompson is well loved over in Widnes.

The winger joined the Vikings during their time in Super League in 2016 and 2017 scoring 41 tries in 58 games.

He was one of their best players during this time and helped the club fend off relegation in 2017.

Perhaps his absence in 2018 was one of the reasons the Vikings suffered relegation.

In the 2016 campaign he helped the club to an impressive seventh place finish.

After he left Widnes, he joined Wests Tigers in 2018 scoring 19 tries in 44 appearances for the club prior to a stint at Gold Coast Titans in which he scored 13 tries in 43 appearances.

These impressive stints go nicely alongside his 15 tries in 35 games for Canterbury Bulldogs in the years prior to his move to Widnes.

However, it seemed that the hard working winger’s career was over when he announced his retirement earlier this year leaving Gold Coast and being celebrated at the NRL Grand Final amongst the other retiring stars.

But his playing career isn’t over yet with the 32-year-old set for a rugby league homecoming when he joins the Brisbane Tigers in 2023 in the Queensland Cup up against the likes of the Norths Devils.

“To have the opportunity to come back to such a great club that helped me become a professional rugby league player is going to be great,” Thompson told the QRL News according to Zerotackle.

“The club has a great mix of youth and experience filled with quality players and I’m excited to work hard and meet all the boys.”

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