Ray Thompson

Rugby Player, Athlete

1990 –


Who is Ray Thompson?

Ray Thompson, is an Australian rugby league footballer for the North Queensland Cowboys of the National Rugby League.

In 2007 as an 16 year old Thompson played a match for the Cowboys now folded feeder club the North Queensland young guns as experience for 2008 when the under 20's competition started.

Thompson played 21 matches in the Toyota Cup in 2008, he was one of the club's leading scorers playing at Halfback in that season.

In the opening round of the Toyota Cup Thompson injured his shoulder and required a shoulder reconstruction which kept him out of action until round 19 of the Toyota Cup season, Thompson played another 7 games after coming back from surgery. Ray Thompson made his NRL debut in 2009 in the Cowboys round 26 win against the Roosters. The Cowboys had hoped Thompson would be their next star half in the NRL.

Thompson played in the opening 3 games of the Toyota Cup in 2010 until being called into the NRL squad as an replacement for the out of form Grant Rovelli. Thompson had been one of the Cowboys best players in rounds 4-7 before being cruelly hit by another shoulder injury this time kept him out for the rest of the season.

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Jan 20, 1990
Also known as
  • Ray Ray
  • Australia

on July 23, 2013


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