Gold Coast Titans winger Corey Thompson has announced his retirement from rugby league.
The winger had a year to run on his contract with the Gold Coast, but has opted to walk away from the game following the 2022 season.
The 32-year-old played over 170 first grade games across stints with the Bulldogs, Tigers, Titans and Super League outfit Widnes since his debut in 2014.
Thompson scored 47 tries in 122 NRL games, and featured during Canterbury’s 2014 grand final loss to the Rabbitohs, and also featured for the Indigenous All Stars in 2021.
A whole-hearted player who had speed and tackle-breaking ability, Thompson played well above his weight each week and was a consistent performer during his career with each club.
Thompson announced his decision via social media on Friday afternoon.
“I’ve decided to retire from professional rugby league,” he said.
“I’ve been lucky enough to call this my job for the past 10 years. Thank you to the 4 clubs I’ve been a part of for allowing me to represent your organisation.
“I’ve made life long friends along the way that I’m so grateful for. Thank you to all the people that supported me along the way and my partner for making this decision easier.
“I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
Corey Thompson has announced his retirement from Rugby League, notching 122 appearances since debuting in 2014, 43 of those for the Titans over the past three seasons. We wish you all the best Tubsy! pic.twitter.com/4xjF3Enp1j
— Gold Coast Titans (@GCTitans) September 23, 2022
Thompson played 13 games for the Titans during their disappointing campaign, scoring one try and averaging over 100 run metres per game.