Hull’s Connor Wynne heads out on loan
Hull outside-back Connor Wynne has joined the club’s dual-registration partners Newcastle Thunder on loan.
Wynne, 22, is expected to feature for the Championship side this weekend against London Broncos.
He joins a strong contingent of Hull players already within Chris Thorman’s Newcastle squad. Youngsters Denive Balmforth, Matty Laidlaw and Nick Staveley are currently in the North East as part of the dual-registration partnership.
Hull academy graduate Wynne made his Super League debut against Salford in 2019. He crossed for his first try the week later in an away victory against Catalans.
The centre is yet to make his first appearance of the current season, having made 34 Super League appearances to date.
He has previously enjoyed loan spells at Doncaster and York.
Thorman on Connor Wynne addition
Newcastle boss Thorman said: “Connor’s an outside-back with a bit of Super League experience, which can only benefit this Thunder side.
“He can play in a few different position as well so he offers us a bit of utility value.
“I see him as a centre and don’t think we’ve really had any strength in depth in that position. I think having a bit of strike in the centre positions is quite important and Connor will definitely bring that.
“We’re very fortunate to be in the position with Hull FC with the dual-registration agreement where we can bring in players like Connor to help strengthen the squad.”
Newcastle currently sit 11th in the Championship table, having claimed one win and a draw from five games so far this season. That victory came in the opening round with a 18-6 score over Swinton at Heywood Road, while they drew 18-18 with Barrow in Cumbria.
Their opponents in London Broncos also have just one win, picked up against Whitehaven in Round Two with a 16-20 win away from home.
The two sides meet this Saturday at Kingston Park Stadium with a 3pm kick-off.
More to follow.
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