Kane Thompson is a journeyed veteran who brought a lot of experience into the Manawatu Turbos squad in 2016. Kane has represented Manu Samoa at the 2007 World Cup and came into the Manawatu after a season with the Newcastle Falcons.
- Position: Lock
- Number of Manawatu Games: 7
- High School Club: Wellington College
- Manawatu Club: Feilding Yellows
- Nationality: New Zealand
- Date of Birth: 09 January 1984