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Thompson To Leave At End Of Season

Published on 23rd April 2013 by Tom Tainton

Stalwart prop set for departure from Mem


Wayne Thompson will leave Bristol Rugby at the end of the season, after ten years of service to the Club.

One of the most popular members of the first team squad, the Bristol-born prop has made 174 first team appearances since his debut in 2003.

Thompson – who also coaches North Bristol RFC and England Students - is seventh in the Club’s all-time competitive appearance list.

The 28 year old will assume a teaching and coaching role at Hartpury College, linking up with former Bristol duo Sean Marsden and Darren Crompton.

“It’s been a great honour to represent Bristol and play for my hometown club for ten years,” he told

“It’s something I dreamt about when I was younger and I’m very proud of the achievement.

“I’ve made some lifelong friends playing rugby and I’d like to wish the players, staff and supporters of the Club well.

“I’m looking forward to taking on a new challenge now, but I’ll continue to support Bristol Rugby from the terraces.”

Bristol Rugby would like to thank Wayne for his commitment to the Club, on and off the field.