Warrington Wolves duo head to Newcastle Thunder

Ellis Robson Warrington Wolves
Ellis Robson in action for Warrington

Warrington Wolves forward Ellis Robson has joined Championship side Newcastle Thunder on a permanent deal, whilst half-back Riley Dean has has been loaned. 

Robson came through the ranks at Warrington but has found chances hard to come by in Daryl Powell’s side.

The 23-year-old has made 15 appearances in total for the Wolves. He has also enjoyed loan spells in Super League with Toulouse and Salford.

Ireland World Cup hopeful Dean has joined Thunder on a season-long loan. However, the Wolves have a recall option on the promising playmaker who has made three appearances this season.

Thunder boss delighted to secure services of Warrington Wolves pair

Thunder director of rugby Denis Betts said “We’re pleased to welcome Ellis and Riley into the Thunder squad. We’re looking forward to working with them both.

“Ellis joins us as a signing and is a highly rated player who is going to give us some additional quality in our pack.

“He can play prop, second row or loose forward so is a versatile operator and is going to afford us options for the rest of the season.

“Riley is a very promising half-back who is rated very highly and will continue his development with us.

“There is a recall option in place should Daryl need him. But we’re looking forward to working with him and seeing what he brings to the group.”

Robson and Dean could make their debuts for Newcastle in this week’s Championship matches against Featherstone and Sheffield.

Dean will be hoping to get some regular game time for Thunder in the Championship this season with a view to making Ged Corcoran’s Ireland squad for the end of year World Cup, which is hosted in England.

Ireland have been drawn in a group with New Zealand, Jamaica and Lebanon for this year’s tournament.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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