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UK star to bolster ‘Dogs

STAR International front-rower Luke Thompson will join the Bulldogs after undergoing the mandatory two-week isolation period.

Earlier in the year, Bulldogs Chair Lynne Anderson and Chief Executive Andrew Hill flew to the UK to agree to terms for the 2021/22/23 seasons with the 25 year-old and recent discussions have resulted in his early release from St Helens.
Thompson, who has played 157 matches for St Helens and was Man of the Match in last year’s Super League Grand Final, had previously highlighted Canterbury’s famed culture as a key factor in luring him to Belmore.
“Getting the chance to join the Bulldogs and be a part of a club with so much history and with such passionate fans is very exciting,” he said.
“Having spoken to many people at the club and listened to their plans for the future, I know that they are building for success and I’m looking forward to being part of that.”
Anderson was pleased that all the hard work had paid off.
“We are thrilled Luke will join us this year. It’s a huge boost to our young team, and provides further experience to support our senior leadership group. We have worked really hard to get him here early, and it’s fantastic to see it come to fruition,” she said.
Hill was equally excited about Thompson being able to arrive earlier than originally thought and hopeful that he will be out on the field representing the Bulldogs within the next month.