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Former St George participant Lance Thompson, pictured right here at a 2005 press convention. (AAP: Dean Lewins)
Avid gamers and lovers have paid tribute to former St George Illawarra Dragons and Cronulla Sharks participant Lance Thompson, who died closing evening.
The 40-year-old was once discovered via police and paramedics at a assets in Cronulla about nine:00pm.
Police have mentioned his demise isn’t suspicious and investigations are nonetheless ongoing.
Thompson performed greater than 200 first grade video games, most commonly for the Dragons, ahead of retiring in 2008.
Former Tigers participant Keith Galloway mentioned on Twitter that Thompson was once a “champion bloke and participant” and a “native hero”.
Australian Rugby League Fee chairman and previous Queensland premier Peter Beattie mentioned it was once a “very unhappy day” and expressed condolences to Thompson’s circle of relatives.
Thompson was once a ahead who performed prop or 2nd row.
He performed for St George between 1995 and 1998, and later St George Illawarra between 1999 and 2005.
He debuted as a 17-year-old for the Dragons in 1997, the place he performed 201 video games for the membership.
He left the membership to enroll in the Cronulla Sharks in 2005, retiring two years later after an ongoing knee harm.
He performed 239 video games in his 13-year profession, together with a grand ultimate in 1999.
Former St George Illawara participant Ashton Sims described Thompson as “one of the most hardest forwards I have performed with”.
“He regarded in the end people younger guys”.