Hull release Thompson to join Championship club

Jordan Thompson has left Hull FC to link up with Leigh for the second time in his career.

Thompson last played for the Centurions in 2018, but left to pursue a Super League opportunity with Leeds, before making the switch to Hull.

He has agreed terms with Leigh until the end of the season.

Thompson said: “I’m really happy to be coming back to Leigh. I feel like a pig in the proverbial to be honest.

“I’d no intention of moving on but circumstances dictated that I did.

“I really enjoyed my time at Leigh, the players and staff were awesome and the fans were brilliant.

“I loved being really involved every week and there was always a good atmosphere about the place.

“I enjoyed my short time at Leeds and can’t speak too highly of the club.

“I got an insight into why they’ve been so successful over a large number of years.

“Going back to Hull gave me the chance to re-join my old club but with the team doing well this year I haven’t had the games I’d have liked.

“Coming back to Leigh I feel I’ve got unfinished business and I’m joining a club in good stead.

“They’re doing well in the league and there’s the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup to look forward to.

“I just want to add something to the squad and the team and succeed. I’ve heard a lot of good things about John Duffy and I can’t wait to get started.”

Hull coach Lee Radford said: “I’ve spoken to Jordan over the last couple of weeks and unfortunately I can’t guarantee him regular rugby.

“He’s at an age in his career where he needs to be playing every week, and I’m sure he’ll do that with Leigh where he was outstanding last season.

“Everyone at the club is sad to see Thommo leave but we recognise it is probably the right move for him. We’d like to wish him all the best for the future.”

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