Thompson's departure confirmed

10/05/2013

Guy Thompson's switch from Jersey to London Wasps has been confirmed, with the 26-year-old back row player's transfer also involving a step up from the RFU Championship to the Aviva Premiership.

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Thompson played two seasons at St Peter, and was Jersey's leading try-scorer this season as the Island side survived their first season of Championship rugby.

"We are disappointed to be losing Guy, who was been a pivotal part of our team for the past two years," states Jersey Director of Rugby Ben Harvey. "In recognition of his contribution we were able to agree an improved contract with Guy which he signed soon after our final league match.

"Unfortunately for Jersey, the offer from a Premiership side was too good for Guy to turn down, and by paying a release fee, Wasps have been able to secure his services.

"I believe that Guy has the potential to perform at the top level and we'd like to wish him all the best with his new club."

Harvey confirmed that the process of finding a replacement for Thompson was underway, saying that he hoped to announce this, plus the other remaining players for his 2013/14 squad, in the near future.

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