Kane Thompson
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Kane Thompson

Kane Thompson
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Full nameKane Gregory Thompson
Date of birth (1982-01-09) 9 January 1982 (age 39)
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
Height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight112 kg (17 st 9 lb; 247 lb)
SchoolWellington College
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock, Number 8
Current team Taranaki
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2005 Wellington 7 (0)
2005-2007 Southland 22 (10)
2006-2007 Highlanders 14 (5)
2007-2010 Dax 64 (10)
2010 Southland 13 (5)
2011 Hawke's Bay 5 (0)
2012 Chiefs 13 (5)
2012 Canon Eagles 4 (0)
2014 Chiefs 6 (0)
2014-2016 Newcastle Falcons 20 (0)
2016 Manawatu 7 (0)
2017-2018 Taranaki 7 (0)
2018- New Orleans Gold
Correct as of 29 July 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2002-2003 New Zealand U21 8 (0)
2007-2015 Samoa 33 (10)
Correct as of 10 October 2015

Kane Gregory Thompson (born 9 January 1982)[1] is a New Zealand-born Samoan rugby union player. He played for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.[2] He currently plays for NOLA Gold in Major League Rugby (MLR).

Professional rugby career

He debuted for the Highlanders in 2006. He showed he was well capable of stepping up to the higher level and he had a strong 2006 season for Southland. In 2007 he represented Manu Samoa at the Rugby World Cup and went on to represent U.S Dax in the Top 14 in France. Kane represented Samoa at the 2011 Rugby World Cup before taking up a contract with Chiefs in 2012, who became Super Rugby champions in that year.

He played for the Chiefs in the 2012 Super Rugby, joining national teammate Mahonri Schwalger.[3]

On 17 July 2014, Thompson signed for Newcastle Falcons who compete in the English Aviva Premiership from the 2014-15 season.[4]

Kane also represented Samoa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England

References

  1. ^ Kane Thompson rugby profile Scrum.com
  2. ^ "Taranaki recruit veteran lock Kane Thompson". Stuff. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/rugby/world-cup/news/article/-/10373236/kane-thompson-signs-with-chiefs/
  4. ^ "Newcastle Falcons sign Samoa lock Kane Thompson from the Chiefs in New Zealand". Sky Sports. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 2015.

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