Newton stays with Whitehaven

Hooker James Newton has signed with Whitehaven for the 2017 season.

The former Hull FC forward a regular for Haven this year.

“It’s good to have James on board he was a priority signing after being a key part of our 2016 squad,” Whitehaven coach Carl Forster said.

“This signing shows our intent for 2017. As always James bring a bit of flair to the attack and his experience will count for a great deal in Championship 1.

Newton said he was pleased to be back on board at Whitehaven for 2017.

“After a few weeks on negotiations with Carl and the board I’ve decided to stay at the club,” he said.

“Carl is a young and enthusiast lad and has big plans for getting this club back in the championship and hopefully I can help him and the rest of the squad do this.

“I hope all the fans and everyone involved at the club can back him and all the rest of the squad to have a massive 2017.”

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