3. Rachel Thompson


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Player Profile


Position: Centre
Date of birth: 26/01/1995
Previous club(s): Westhoughton Lions ARLFC, Leigh Miners ARLFC, Thatto Heath ARLFC
Representative honours: England (three caps)
Wigan Debut: vs Featherstone Rovers (Super League), April 2018
Heritage Number: 013


Women’s Super League: 2018


  • Thompson was the first signing that Wigan made ahead of their inaugural season in 2018.
  • She made 17 appearances in 2018, scoring 16 tries to see her take top try scorer for the season.
  • The centre made history by becoming the first Wigan player to score a hat-trick in a Grand Final as Wigan beat Leeds in 2018.
  • In 2019, Thompson made ten appearances, scoring seven tries and kicking two conversions.
  • Having represented England prior to the Women’s Super League, Thompson also represented England on their groundbreaking tour of Papua New Guinea in 2019.
  • She was handed the captaincy of the Women’s team in 2020.
  • As Captain in 2021, Thompson made 9 appearances with 8 tries and 1 goal.
  • Thompson was forced to leave the field in the Warriors Play-Off game against Castleford Tigers in September 2021. Suffering injuries to her ACL, MCL and LCL surgery forced the Captain to miss the entirety of the 2022 season.

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