Newcastle sign Calum Turner from Castleford

Drew Darbyshire

Newcastle Thunder have signed utility back Calum Turner from Castleford for the 2021 season.

The 23-year-old joins Thunder after making 15 first team appearances for Super League side Castleford.

Turner said: “The club is trying to go in the right direction and get into Championship and then further on from that, so it seems a great idea to sign.

“I played at Cas for six years and fortunately got to play Super League with them, but I can’t wait to join Newcastle and to get back to enjoying playing rugby.”

Thunder director of rugby Denis Betts said: “Calum is a Super League standard player who harbours lots of ambition and a huge desire for success and shares the attitudes we have at the club.

“He’s a quality outside back, he can play at full-back, wing and even in the halves and he will bring further threat to our edges.

“He comes from a fantastic setup at Cas and I’m looking forward to him joining us for the new season.”

Turner joins Bob Beswick, Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Liam McAvoy, Matty Wright and Lewis Young on Newcastle’s confirmed squad list so far for 2021.

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