Warrington sign Bodene Thompson as Leigh exodus begins

The exodus at Leigh Centurions has begun – with Warrington snapping up forward Bodene Thompson from the Championship side.

Thompson has signed for the Wolves until the end of the season, becoming the first official departure from the Centurions as they look to trim down their squad with hopes of reaching the Qualifiers now slim going into the final weekend.

“The opportunity arose to come here and Warrington is up there as one of the top clubs in Super League so it was a no-brainer really when I got the call,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to the next couple of months; it’s going to be big step up but I know that and I need to make sure I come here and bring my best, work hard and do all I can for the team.

“I’m a player that gives my all. I don’t like leaving any stone unturned. It will be good getting to know the boys too; I do know a couple already from over in Australia, Sitaleki Akauola and Ben Murdoch-Masila, which is good.”

“I’ve followed Bodene’s career closely,” Wire coach Steve Price said.

“He is a player who comes with a high work rate and people I trust in the game speak very highly of his professionalism. I see him playing a big part in our team over the back end of the season as he has the ability to play in the middle and also on the edge. We look forward to welcoming Bodene into the squad.”