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Wolves swoop for Centurion Bodene Thompson to strengthen pack

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WARRINGTON Wolves have strengthened their pack in the hunt for silverware by signing hard running forward Bodene Thompson from Betfred Championship side Leigh Centurions.

Thompson, 29, will join Warrington with immediate effect until the end of the current 2018 season, adding additional depth to the squad with the Wolves still on the hunt for silverware.

He started his career in Australia with over 140 NRL appearances to his name. He made his debut for the Gold Coast Titans in 2009 spending four seasons at the club before signing for the Wests Tigers. He made a move to the New Zealand Warriors in 2015 before joining Leigh ahead of the 2018 season for who he has made 24 appearances. He was also named as part of the New Zealand Four Nations squad of 2014.

He is a hard running, tough tackling edge player, and will use this as an opportunity to make his mark on Super League.

Warrington head coach Steve Price said: “I’ve followed Bodene’s career closely. He is a player who comes with a high work rate and people I trust in the game speak very highly of his professionalism. I see him playing a big part in our team over the back end of the season as he has the ability to play in the middle and also on the edge. We look forward to welcoming Bodene into the squad.”

Thompson added: “The opportunity arose to come here and Warrington is up there as one of the top clubs in Super League so it was a no-brainer really when I got the call. I’m looking forward to the next couple of months; it’s going to be big step up but I know that and I need to make sure I come here and bring my best, work hard and do all I can for the team. I’m a player that gives my all. I don’t like leaving any stone unturned. It will be good getting to know the boys too; I do know a couple already from over in Australia, Sitaleki Akauola and Ben Murdoch-Masila, which is good.”

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