Utah Warriors signed former New Zealand All Blacks back-row Adam Thomson for the 2019and 2020 seasons. The 37-year-old forward is 6’5″ and 240 lbs.
Adam is from Ashburton, New Zealand and attended Christchurch Boys’ High School where he played for the 1st XV side in rugby.
He played age-grade rugby for New Zealand, playing for the Secondary Schools in 2000, Under-19s in 2001, Under-21s in 2003, New Zealand Universities in 2004, and New Zealand Sevens in 2007.
From 2008-2012 he played in 29 tests for the All Blacks, including the Tri-Nations and the 2011 Rugby World Cup. He made his debut on June 7, 2008, against Ireland in Wellington and his last test was against Scotland on November 11, 2012 t Murrayfield.
Adam played provincial rugby for Otago from 2004-2012 as a flanker/No.8. He played Super Rugby for the Highlanders in 2006 and from 2008-2012 and was the second highest try scorer with 21. He then played in Japan’s Top League with the Canon Eagles during 2013-2014 before returning to Super Rugby in 2015 with the Queensland Reds. In 2016 he switched to the Melbourne Rebels. He also has played with the Classic All Blacks.
A spinal infection then sidelined him through his recovery in 2018. He is now recovered and looks to contribute and provide leadership to the Utah Warriors.