Newcastle Thunder: No rush for success says Denis Betts

Newcastle Thunder Denis Betts
Newcastle Thunder director of rugby Denis Betts

Newcastle Thunder director of rugby Denis Betts says there is no rush for success for his Championship side.

The North-East based side jumped up to seventh in the Championship table following their 12-6 victory over Widnes on Monday night.

The game, live on Premier Sports, saw Eamon O’Carroll’s men claim their fourth win of the league campaign.

Following the fixture, former Widnes head coach Betts said there is no rush to success for their side. Speaking to Emma Jones, Leon Pryce and Kevin Brown, the 52-year-old was asked about the club’s future and push for promotion.

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“We’re just excited by the group,” said Betts on Premier Sports.

“Like I say, I’m not going to give you a prediction. I know you can get your Betfred app out!

“We’ve just got to take each week as it comes. We’ve set ourselves small targets, we give ourselves little processes that we need to see each week.

“I’m hopeful of getting a Ukuma Ta’ai back in the side. He will give us some real punch. If we can get Brad Day and if we get Alex Foster in, that’s a Super League back-row. 

“I think Josh Woods makes us look a little bit different functioning wise too.”

Super League ambitions

O’Carroll has previously stated the club is targeting Super League in “three to five years” from the second division.

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1 Comment

  1. ” There is no rush to success “.Never have I heard such crap come from the mouth of a professional sports team`s head coach.His whole job is getting his team to win.

    I just dont believe he said that.

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