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Thompson refused to take pay cut, says Saints chairman

The club imposed the reductions due to the Coronavirus pandemic. St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus says Luke Thompson refused to take a pay cut, proposed by the club to staff and players due to the …

The club imposed the reductions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus says Luke Thompson refused to take a pay cut, proposed by the club to staff and players due to the Coronavirus pandemic, following this morning’s announcement that he will join Canterbury with immediate effect.

The Bulldogs have announced that the England prop will link up with his new club new club next week, after having originally agree to join from 2021.

He said: “St. Helens had been placed in a difficult position as Luke Thompson had opted not to participate in our club wide squad and staff pay reduction arrangement for the 2020 season, this being necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic and its significant commercial consequences.

“It was therefore agreed to be in everyone’s best interests for the transfer to take place now rather than at the end of the season as originally planned.”

The statement added: “The club wish Luke all the best in the next stage of his career.”

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