Gold Coast sign former Widnes winger

Gold Coast have signed former Widnes winger or fullback Corey Thompson from Wests Tigers on a three-year deal.

The 30-year-old played over 50 games for the Vikings between 2016 and 2017 and scored 41 tries, having originally signed from Canterbury Bulldogs.

He returned to Australia in 2018 to sign for the Tigers but, despite being consistent in the 44 games he’s played, has found opportunities hard to come by so far in 2020, playing just two games after being dropped below utility Adam Doueihi in the pecking order.

Thompson will now link up with ex-St Helens head coach Justin Holbrook at the Titans, who recently picked up their first win in almost a year.

Thompson played in Grand Final for Canterbury Bulldogs before moving to Widnes in 2016.

“He is obviously a very good fullback with terrific speed and consistency, and the past few weeks under the new ruck rules have shown us just how important those qualities are in the modern game, Holbrook told the Titans’ official club website.

“He brings good experience with over 100 top-level games in the NRL and Super League, he’s played in a grand final.

“But most importantly brings great values to the club in the way he prepares and good, honest qualities in the way he interacts with his coaches and teammates.

He is an anticipation player, who plays what is in front of him, and a Queensland guy excited about the chance to come home.”

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