Fox stays with Newcastle

Former England international Peter Fox will remain a Newcastle Thunder player for 2017, after agreeing a new deal at Kingston Park Stadium.

Joining Newcastle in 2016 from Doncaster, Fox brings a vast wealth of experienced, having earned six caps and shone at international, Super League and Championship level in his professional career.

Fox scored 17 tries for the Thunder this year. Beginning his career with his home town club while part of the Leeds Rhinos academy, the York-born flyer used two years with the City Knights to establish himself and attracting the interest of Super League sides.

Signing with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2007 before moving to Hull KR for the 2008, it was during his four years at Craven Park that he earned his England caps.

Playing against France and Wales in 2008 and 2009, Fox added caps against New Zealand and Australia later that year.

His two tries versus New Zealand were instrumental in helping England achieve a shock 20-12 win over the then World Champions further, underlining Fox’s star quality.

Fox said: “I’m really grateful to be back at Thunder next year and to be playing with my mates. I play best when I’m happy and the club makes me feel welcome.

“I’m excited about our season next year and the squad that we’ll have to try an achieve our targets with.”

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