Newcastle Thunder have announced the signing of forward Mitch Clark from Wigan for the 2022 Championship season.
The former Castleford prop featured twice for Thunder in 2021 while on loan last season.
Playing Toyota Cup and Holden Cup level for Penrith Panthers, the 28-year-old made the switch to the Championship with Doncaster, Bradford and Hull KR, before making his move into Super League with the Tigers. He went on to make 24 appearances for the club.
He joined Wigan ahead of the 2020 season, and has gone on to make 16 appearances for the DW Stadium side.
Mitch Clark on Newcastle move
“I played two games here last season and really enjoyed being part of the setup,” he said.
“It was a great experience, I enjoyed playing in those games and I enjoyed the place too. I spent time in the city. Ukuma (Ta’ai) and I spent a lot of time down at the beach, it was good times.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the journey Newcastle are setting out on and to enjoying playing rugby with a good group of players.”
Head coach Eamon O’ Carroll on latest recruit
Head coach Eamon O’ Carroll added: “Mitch is chomping at the bit to get started. He is one of a few players we have said to about making this club his own.
“Mitch came up for two weeks last and made an incredible impact on the squad. He came in as what you would call a senior player and he thrived in that role.
“Coming to us, Mitch brings some good standards with him. He wants an opportunity to play week in, week out and that is an opportunity that we can give him.
“He is already doing things within our environment that are really impressing me not just with his work ethic, but the way he carries himself as a person and that is another reason why we signed him.
“I think he is going to be wonderful for the group and for the young lads as well. Hopefully they will follow his lead.”
Clark joins Jake Anderson, Gideon Boafo, Jay Chapelhow, Ted Chapelhow, Alex Donaghy, Brad Day, Jesse Dee, Josh Eaves, Alex Foster, Jack Johnson, Tom Minns, Pat Moran, Craig Mullen, Ukuma Ta’ai and Josh Woods as confirmed members of Thunder’s 2022 squad.