“I felt I had my hand up. I am going to have to look at it once more. It wasn’t intentional. I am going to 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 trendy 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 happy with the place I come from, gamers like Morley and Burgess, I have been huge followers of them. They’ve had an actual affect over right here,” Thompson stated.
“It was an actual honour to be on the market, placing the Bulldogs shirt on. I felt higher than what I believed I’d. I felt alright, engine sensible. I cherished 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 comprehend it from Thompson’s reasoning for heading to Belmore. He had at all times supported the membership from afar and appreciated the pitch he was given. The rebuild, he stated, was simply a part of the problem.
“I at all times adopted the Bulldogs as a child. Once I spoke to individuals on the membership, I appreciated what they have been saying, a younger squad that was constructing and I needed to be part of that. I simply received a great feeling from everybody. I can not 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 stated 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 facet that has managed to win only a single recreation this season, that boast may effectively be proper.