It’s been one of the main talking points in the past few months, but now former St Helens forward Luke Thompson has been offered an exit out of Canterbury Bulldogs.
The Englishman has been hitting the headlines following his initial refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccination, with NRL clubs calling for all their players to be vaccinated in order to play.
Thompson’s teammate John Asiata has already been given his marching orders by the Bulldogs’ hierarchy following his refusal to get the jab.
At the same time, the 26-year-old ex-St Helens forward finally succumbed to vaccination pressure. That, however, hasn’t stopped Canterbury from offering him to the Wests Tigers, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Bulldogs will have some major hitters on their books in the next few seasons with new signing Viliame Kikau on a reported $800,000 a year when his contract starts in 2023.
That’s on top of new recruit Reed Mahoney’s $650,000 salary, whilst Thompson is said to be on $800,000 himself, according to Fox Sports.
Thompson had been linked with a move to the Tigers earlier in the season, with head coach Michael Maguire revealing that there had been serious interest in the former St Helens prop back in August, though the Englishman ended up staying with Canterbury.
The former Saint is, however, to be offered a route out of Belmore once more.