Thompson combined with his open side flanker to pull off a clever lineout play on the halfway line and broke clear of the defence.
The front-rower charged down the touchline and threw a lovely dummy to beat the first defender, leaving nothing between him and the try line at the Sky Stadium.
Two Bay of Plenty defenders desperately tried to bring down the big man but Thompson showed enough pace and power to score in the corner on his debut.
This is absolutely outrageous
— Mitre 10 Cup (@Mitre10Cup) September 25, 2020
Thompson became a regular for the Wellington U19s and was selected for the New Zealand Secondary Schools. While he didn’t get capped in Super Aotearoa in 2020 he was involved with the Hurricanes and judging by his debut in Wellington’s 2020 Mitre 10 Cup season, he has a bright future ahead.
He has an identical twin brother, Leo, who plays at centre.
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