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Guy Thompson signs for Ealing Trailfinders

Ealing Trailfinders are pleased to announce the signing of Guy Thompson from Leicester Tigers for the 2020/21 season.

The former Premiership star has been at Welford Road since the summer of 2018, and scored seven tries in 33 appearances for the Tigers. His performances in his first season there earned him their Newcomer of the Season Award, showing his quality at the top level. 

The 33-year-old has a wealth of experience to bring to Trailfinders Sports Club and began his rugby career in the Gloucester Academy before spells at Richmond and Jersey Reds, giving him previous Championship game-time. 

The big ball-carrier signed for Wasps in 2013, and made 100 appearances in five seasons for them before moving to Welford Road. 

Thompson is excited to be heading to West London.

"After speaking to Ben I was hugely impressed with the ambition of Ealing Trailfinders, It's an exciting time to be part of the club and I am hoping to make a big contribution to the journey ahead. 

Having watched them play, I'm excited to be playing some expansive rugby."

Director of Rugby Ben Ward is delighted to be welcoming Guy to the club. 

“Guy’s rugby CV speaks for itself and this is a huge signing for us. He has been at the top level for nearly a decade and I’m sure he will bring plenty to us, both on and off the pitch with his leadership. We have lost a few experienced players and he will bring that to the squad.

The back-row has been a very strong area for the last few seasons and we are sure it will continue to improve with Guy in the Green and White shirt.”