Thompson granted visa for Widnes move

New Widnes Vikings signing and former NRL Grand Finalist Corey Thompson will arrive in the UK on November 12th after securing a visa.

The 25-year-old has had his visa application rubber-stamped and will fly over to join up with his team-mates ahead of pre-season for the 2016 campaign.

Thompson moves to Super League and the Vikings on a two-year deal from Canterbury Bulldogs, where he made 35 starts in the NRL, all but one on the wing.

He played on the wing in the 2014 NRL Grand Final defeat to South Sydney Rabbitohs and scored a try in the play-off semi-final victory over Manly Sea Eagles.

Speaking when his signing was announced, Thompson said: “I am delighted to be moving over to the UK to play for Widnes Vikings. It’s a great opportunity for me to play regular first grade in the Super League.

“I have done my homework on the Club and know I am coming to a great Club on the rise with a lot of tradition and past success.

“I’ve never been to the UK before so I can’t wait to get over and start training with the team. I will get over to Widnes in November at some stage and the plan is to play consistently good footy as soon as I get my chance to pull on the black and white jersey. The coaching team is excellent at Widnes so I am hoping to combine the new skills I pick up from them with the fast attacking style that the Bulldogs play.”