Player Details

Position Midfield Back
Born 02/08/1991
Height 1.84m
Weight 103kg
Club High School Old Boys 
Province Canterbury
Provincial Caps  39
Provincial Points  95 (19t)
Provincial Debut 2013 v Taranaki 
Super Rugby Caps 11
Super Rugby Points 10 (2t)
Super Rugby Debut 2014 v Blues (Crusaders)


Rob Thompson joins the Highlanders in 2016 after an explosive 2015 ITM campaign for Canterbury where he stood out as one of the form backs throughout the competition. Thompson, is an exciting player who debuted for Canterbury in 2013 and after a solid year earned a wider training group contract with the Crusaders leading to his Super Rugby debut against the Blues in 2014. He is a powerful runner, who has the strength to play in the midfield and the speed to play in the outside backs, Thompson will provide versatility and depth to the Highlanders midfield stocks. Rob got a lot of game time in 2016 due to the early exit from Super Rugby of Richard Buckman due to injury. He is a talented young player who will be looking to cement his position in the middle of the Highlanders backline.


What is your first rugby memory? Playing barefoot rugby in the frost 
Best rugby moment to date? Winning the ITM Cup - twice 
Best thing about rugby? Travel 
Worst thing about rugby? Injuries
Who is your favourite rugby player? Bolla Conradie
Favourite singer/band? Kayne West / Jay Z
Best advice your mother gave you? Never give up 

If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing?

Racehorse trainer 
Do you have a favourite movie? American Ganster
I'd hate to be without... My phone