Super League clubs make “lucrative offers” for Luke Thompson

Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and St Helens have all been linked with moves for former Harry Sunderland Award winner Luke Thompson.

This has been the case again and again since he left the Super League for the NRL in 2020 and always picks up when Thompson an injury.

Thompson has spent most of this season injured and according to reports Wigan came knocking for the prop.

Since then though St George Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers have expressed an interest in the England international and have held talks.

But according to the Daily Telegraph “lucrative offers” were made to Thompson by Super League clubs.

Now Thompson has spoken about his future and injury to the Daily Telegraph.

“I could never write the year off,” Thompson said to the Daily Telegraph.

“Not playing this year never entered my mind. All year I’ve been trying to get back as soon as I could. My main focus was to get back and help the lads.

“It has taken longer than I hoped but it’ll be good to get back out there.

“I was back in the gym a week after surgery. You can’t train on your feet but you can do other stuff. I kept sitting in the team video sessions because I had to keep footy on my mind.

“Because as soon as I was ready to come back I had to be ready to go. It took longer than expected but all the hard work is going to pay off.”

Asked about his future, Thompson said: “It’s a bit of a unique situation. I missed the back-end of last year and then played a World Cup. I came in ready for a big season and then I got injured.

“I know my values and what I bring to a club and team. For me it’s reminding people because I have not been there for a quite a while now. Injury can make you better or define you. I always have mindset to get it right.”

Last week Thompson made a return to the reserves:

“I felt really good,” Thompson said. “The foot felt good and my lungs were better than I expected. It gave me a lot of confidence. Straight away I could feel that everything I’d done was starting to pay me back.”