Exciting fullback Corey Thompson will be a Titan until the end of the 2022 season after signing with the Gold Coast on a three-season deal.
The 30-year-old try-scoring machine is a quality recruit for the Titans, bringing reliability and attacking spark to the backline, as well as a wealth of experience in the NRL and Super League gathered during stints with the Bulldogs, Tigers and Widnes Vikings in the UK.
Thompson will join the Titans immediately, and head north to join his new teammates this week in the hope of being available for selection in the Titans’ return to Suncorp Stadium next weekend for the home clash with the Dragons.
Born in Brisbane, and an Easts Mount Gravatt junior, Thompson began his senior career with the Souths Logan Magpies and Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup before joining Canterbury in 2014, going on to play in the Bulldogs’ grand final loss to Souths that year.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook said he was excited about the qualities Thompson would bring to the Gold Coast.
“He is obviously a very good fullback with terrific speed and consistency, and the past few weeks under the new ruck rules have shown us just how important those qualities are in the modern game,” Holbrook said.
“He brings good experience with over 100 top-level games in the NRL and Super League, he’s played in a grand final.
“But most importantly brings great values to the Club in the way he prepares and good, honest qualities in the way he interacts with his coaches and teammates.
“He is an anticipation player, who plays what is in front of him, and a Queensland guy excited about the chance to come home. I think our Titans Members and fans should be very excited about what Corey will be able to produce for our Club for the next three seasons.
“He was contracted with the Tigers until the end of 2021, and they didn’t want to let him go. But they were also grateful for the contribution he had made to their club and released him to take this opportunity with the Titans.”