Jordan Thompson Joins Leigh Centurions From Hull FC

Photo courtesy of Hull FC

Leigh Centurions are pleased to confirm the signing of Hull FC back row forward Jordan Thompson on a two-year contract until November 2019.

Thompson, 26, has been a regular in the Hull FC side in each of the last four seasons since moving from Castleford Tigers and recently clocked up his one hundredth appearance for the Black and Whites.

Leigh Centurions Head Coach Neil Jukes said: “In recent days the Club has made some uncompromising and heartfelt decisions that have had a significant impact on everybody. Ultimately, however, time doesn’t stand still and we have to re-evaluate things and put the building blocks in place for next year to start to get the Club back to where it belongs.

“Obviously we have had to make tough decisions but that has created opportunities for other people to be a part of the Club’s future.

“I have monitored Jordan closely for a number of years and he has played a lot of games for a top four club. He is ready to go on and achieve a lot more things in his career and has plenty of mileage in his legs.

“Having spoken to Jordan, his hunger and appetite for the game shone through and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Leigh Centurions.

“I’d particularly like to recognise the contribution of (Hull FC head coach) Lee Radford towards securing Jordan’s services. Lee and I have a long friendship and he has been very supportive, particularly during the past few days.”

A product of the Normanton Knights community club, Thompson made his first team debut in 2009 and went on to score 28 tries in 80 games for Castleford and made a further five appearances on dual registration forms for York City Knights.

Having successfully switched from the three-quarter line to the forwards, Thompson has already played nearly 200 senior games and scored 40 tries, earning a fine reputation as a talented, versatile and consistent player at the top level.

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