Thompson added to Maori All Blacks squad
Head coach Colin Cooper said that an injury to Declan O'Donnell opened the door for Thompson who will run out for Canterbury in this weekend's National Provincial Championship finals.
"We've been impressed with Rob's form in NPC and we think he will slot right into the team environment."
The squad assembles in Auckland on before they fly out on Sunday.
Maori All Blacks: Leni Apisai, Tim Bateman, Otere Black, Shane Christie, Ash Dixon (captain), Whetu Douglas, Jason Emery, Chris Eves, Tom Franklin, Billy Guyton, Kane Hames, Akira Ioane, Mike Kainga, James Lowe, Ben May, Marty McKenzie, Leighton Price, Reed Prinsep, Matt Proctor, Kara Pryor, Marcel Renata, Joe Royal, Jacob Skeen, Sean Wainui, Brad Weber, Ihaia West, Rob Thompson.
Maori All Blacks 2016 schedule:
November 4 v USA Eagles, Toyota Park, Chicago
November 11 v Munster, Thomond Park, Limerick
November 16 v Harlequins, Twickenham Stoop, London