Newcastle Thunder is shaping up nicely ahead of the 2021 Championship campaign.
The North East club won the race for the Championship’s 14th spot for next season – beating Rochdale, Workington, Barrow and Doncaster for a place in the second tier.
Thunder have a blend of experience and youth in their squad so far for 2021 – and former Catalans assistant coach Eamon O’Carroll will take the head coaching reins at Thunder next season.
Outside back Matthew Wright has a lot of NRL experience, having made almost 150 NRL appearances for Cronulla, North Queensland and Manly while earning five caps for Samoa on the international stage.
Newcastle have recruited full-back Calum Turner from Castleford and former Warrington duo Jack Johnson and Sam Wilde from Ottawa.
Newcastle’s squad for 2021 so far:
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