Former NRL player Bodene Thompson will link up with the Warrington Wolves for the rest of 2018 following his departure from the Leigh Centurions.
Thompson, a former Wests Tigers, Gold Coast Titans and New Zealand Warriors back-rower, will boost the Wolves forward pack.
Wolves coach Steve Price did not mince his words; he praised Thompson and knows how valuable he can be to the side.
“I’ve followed Bodene’s career closely,” Price said.
“He is a player who comes with a high work rate and people I trust in the game speak very highly of his professionalism.”
Versatility is a big thing in rugby league and Price believes Thompson can cover any position in the forward pack.
“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,” the head coach continued.
“We look forward to welcoming Bodene into the squad.
When opportunity arises, it can be hard to turn down and that was the case for Thompson who jumped at the chance to play for the Wolves.
“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,” Thompson said.
“I’m looking forward to the next couple of months; it’s going to be a 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.”
Committed to doing his best, Thompson will have company at the Wolves, knowing two other former Wests Tigers players.
“I’m a player that gives my all,” Thompson continued.
“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.”