“I felt I had my hand up. I will have to look at it once more. It wasn’t intentional. I will have to look at it again.”
The 25-year-old from St Helens is deeply proud to be a part of the British manufacturing line that has produced among the greatest NRL forwards of the fashionable period, from Adrian Morley to Sam Burgess.
He needed to quarantine for 2 weeks on arrival then drive up from Melbourne to his new base in Sydney. It was an unconventional preparation by any means, however his actions and phrases point out he is right here to make a distinction in a struggling Bulldogs outfit.
“I am actually pleased with the place I come from, gamers like Morley and Burgess, I have been large followers of them. They’ve had an actual impression over right here,” Thompson mentioned.
“It was an actual honour to be on the market, placing the Bulldogs shirt on. I felt higher than what I assumed I’d. I felt alright, engine clever. I liked being on the market, only a disappointing end result.”
The Bulldogs could also be in some turmoil given their outcomes this season however you would not understand it from Thompson’s reasoning for heading to Belmore. He had all the time supported the membership from afar and appreciated the pitch he was given. The rebuild, he mentioned, was simply a part of the problem.
“I all the time adopted the Bulldogs as a child. After I spoke to folks on the membership, I appreciated what they had been saying, a younger squad that was constructing and I needed to be part of that. I simply acquired a superb feeling from everybody. I am unable to thank everybody sufficient – the followers, the membership – for making me welcome.”
On the best way to Sydney, he stopped at Goulbourn’s Large Merino after being suggested by his mates to match its sizeable undercarriage to his personal.
“They mentioned to me on the best way up there was a sheep that had balls as large as yours, so I finished to see it. Not fairly as large as mine, not far off,” Thompson quipped.
Given his alternative of becoming a member of a Bulldogs aspect that has managed to win only a single recreation this season, that boast would possibly properly be proper.