Adam Thomson rugby player
Adam Thomson rugby player

Adam Thomson

13th Mar 1982 1.96m/112kg Blindside Flanker

Called up for the All Black squad in 2011 after a strong season with the Highlanders. A tough energetic loose forward who fits in well with the dynamic patterns set down by the All Blacks.

Adam has played for New Zealand Secondary Schools, New Zealand Under 19, and New Zealand Under 21. He did a stint with the New Zealand Sevens team, in 2007, before making his All Blacks Debut against the Irish in freezing conditions in Wellington.

He studied Physical Education at Otago University and is now well settled in the South, playing for Otago since 2004 and played for the Highlanders in 2006 & 2008.

In 2015 he made a return to Super Rugby where he joined the Queensland Reds .

Thomson made a move to Japan but suffered an undiagnosed back injury that left him hospitalised for long periods of time. A long and lengthy road back to fitness saw Thomson not only recover but remarkably play rugby again.

At 37 he announced a return to the pro game with a contract in the MLR and ahead of the American season he rejoined Otago for the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup.

In January 2020, he signed for Super Rugby side the Chiefs, becoming one of 8 replacement players in the squad.

Career

Untitled Waikato
Blindside Flanker
2020 - present
chiefs Chiefs
Blindside Flanker
2020 - present
green rockets NEC Green Rockets
Openside Flanker
2017 - present
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Openside Flanker
2006 - 2013
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Openside Flanker
2008 - 2013
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Blindside Flanker
2014 - 2014
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Openside Flanker
2015 - 2015
rebels Melbourne Rebels
Openside Flanker
2015 - 2016
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Openside Flanker
2015 - 2016
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Blindside Flanker
2013 - 2017
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Blindside Flanker
2004 - 2019