SYDNEY, NSW - JULY 17: Lance Thompson of the Dragons in action during the round 19 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the St George-Illawarra Dragons at Brookvale Oval July 17, 2005 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Former St George and Cronulla forward Lance Thompson has been found dead in his Cronulla home overnight.

Thompson was 40 when he passed away, and police are currently not treating the incident as suspicious.

The forward played 239 first grade games across 14 years, with 201 coming for the Dragons between 1995-2005.

Thompson finished his career at the Sharks, representing Cronulla 38 times.

Ten Daily understand Thompson was found by his teenage daughter.


  1. ZERO TACKLE presuming this “medical episode” is diabetes related, as Lance was managing Type 1 Diabetes, it should have been completely avoidable if our Government makes Continuous Glucose Monitor machines (CGM’s) affordable. At this stage they are free for under 21 year olds but are out of reach for over 21 year olds. We live in such a “lucky country” but for some reason look after numerous other countries before we look after our own True Blue Aussie champions. CGM can sound an alarm if the glucose level is changing rapidly. A “hypo” or the trend towards a “hypo” can trigger an alarm alerting the user or family/carer to treat immediately. “Hypo” refers to hypoglycaemia, when the blood glucose level has dropped too low. Alerts can prevent a hypo before it happens and is particularly useful overnight. RIP LANCE THOMPSON you were a bloody champion bloke!

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