Adam Thomson (rugby union)

Adam Thomson (Rugby Union)

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Adam Thomson (rugby union)

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Adam Thomson is a New Zealand Rugby union player who plays provincial rugby for Otago, and plays for the Highlanders Super 14 team. He plays mainly in the number 6 Jersey on the blind side of the scrum. He has been selected for the 2008 All Blacks to play England and Ireland, and made his All Blacks debut against Ireland as a replacement for Rodney So'oialo on 7 June 2008. He is known by fans as the "wooly mammoth" due to his size and hair.


Thomson made his debut for Otago on 17 September 2004 when he started against Waikato. Thomson played four matches in 2004, and started in all of them. Although Thomson did not get the feeling of winning for Otago, he came close when they narrowly lost to Auckland 35–33. The 2005 season with Otago was better in ways for Thomson, playing in five matches, but only starting once. He did enjoy some wins though, one of which came against Wellington. 2006 saw Thomson move to number 8 where he played five matches and enjoyed more wins, like the 56–21 win over North Harbour (Thomson scored one try). Thomson scored another try in 2006 against Southland. In 2007 Thomson moved back to flanker and played nine matches(started all 9), and scored three tries in a season that saw Otago only just winning matches, and going down heavily to the likes of Wellington 68–7 and Canterbury 44–6.


Thomson played in three Super 14 matches for the Highlanders in 2006, playing all three from the bench. He was not selected for...
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