John Thompson (rugby league)

John Thompson (3 March 1959) is a former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played at club level for Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 860), and York, as a prop, hooker, or second-row, i.e. number 8 or 10, 9, or, 11 or 12, during the era of contested scrums.[2]

John Thompson
Personal information
Born (1959-03-03) 3 March 1959 (age 60)
Playing information
PositionProp, Hooker, Second-row
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–97 Wakefield Trinity 302 22 0 0 77
≤1982–≥82 York
Total 302 22 0 0 77
Source: [1]

Playing careerEdit

Thompson made his début for Wakefield Trinity during December 1978, during his time at Wakefield Trinity he scored eleven 3-point tries, and eleven 4-point tries.

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Thompson played right-prop, i.e. number 10, in Wakefield Trinity's 8–11 defeat by Castleford in the 1990 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1990–91 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 23 September 1990.

Notable tour matchesEdit

Thompson played hooker, and was sent off in Wakefield Trinity's 18–36 defeat by Australia in the 1990 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain and France tour match during the 1990–91 season at Belle Vue, Wakefield on Wednesday 10 October 1990.

Testimonial matchEdit

John Thompson's Testimonial match at Wakefield Trinity took place in 1988.


  1. ^ Statistics at
  2. ^ Mike Rylance (22 August 2013). "Trinity: A History of the Wakefield Rugby League Football Club 1872-2013". League Publications Ltd. ISBN 978-1901347289