Corey Thompson aiming for starting spot at Wests Tigers

Drew Darbyshire

Former Super League star Corey Thompson says he wants to compete for the full-back role at Wests Tigers alongside Tui Lolohea.

Thompson is back in the NRL this year after spending two years with Widnes Vikings in Super League, scoring 41 tries in 47 games while in England.

And the 27-year-old says he wants to challenge Tonga star Lolohea for the starting full-back spot at the Tigers.

Thompson told “It’s very important me and Tui push each other.

“We’re always helping each other if we see something we can get better at and it’s good, we need that.

“I’m fighting for a wing spot as well. All the backs are fighting for their jobs and I think it’s important we all keep fighting and helping each other.”

And the former Canterbury Bulldogs man also opened up on his decision to move over to Super League back in 2016.

He told “It was best to go to England and play consistent first-grade and I really enjoyed it for the first year, then the second year I got a bit homesick.

“I was watching all my mates who I used to play NRL with back home and I missed the competitiveness back home and missed being around the environment.

“I spoke to my manager, we did everything we could, lucky enough the Tigers gave us a call and it’s been great so far.”