Some Canterbury Bulldogs fans never wanted to see him go but not being able to control that, Corey Thompson made the move to the Super League with Widnes.
Performing strongly and showcasing his skills as a very good finisher on the wing, the new deal for Thompson will see him remain at the club until the end of 2018.
At present, he is second for most tries scored in the Super League this season and he is excited about what lies ahead for him and for Widnes.
“I think Widnes have shown that we can produce something exciting in the years ahead,” said Thompson.
“I’m really pleased to stay and be a part of it.
“We have a good bunch of lads here and the coaches encourage us to play an exciting style of footie.”
Scoring so frequently, Thompson was quick to praise his team-mates.
“I’ve had to work hard for some of my tries, but I’ve also had some ‘walk-ins’,”added Thompson.
“I’ve benefited from the way we play and I hope that will continue for the next couple of years.”
Long-term stability is crucial and that was a big factor behind re-signing Thompson.
“Corey is a quality player. He offers the unexpected and is improving all the time. He can play wing or fullback and is also a proven goal kicker,” said Vikings head coach. Denis Betts.
“Keeping this stability and security in the squad will help us to continue our development.”