16 Mar 2023
Thunder squad named for London Broncos clash
Head coach Chris Thorman has today confirmed his 21-man squad to take on London Broncos at Kingston Park Stadium for the club’s first competitive home game of the season.
The Betfred Championship returns to Kingston Park this Saturday, March 18, with the sixth-round fixture kicking off at 3pm.
London Broncos are the visitors, with Thunder looking to build on a comfortable 16-58 win last time out against Stanningley SARLC.
The squad sees a number of changes from the side that travelled to Leeds for the Betfred Challenge Cup third round tie.
New loan signing Connor Wynne is thrown straight into the mix, taking on the number 4 shirt and is joined by his Hull FC teammates in Denive Balmforth, Matty Laidlaw and Nick Staveley to feature in the 21-man squad.
Thunder quartet of Jake Anderson, Alex Donaghy, Max Flanagan and Nathan Rushworth don't feature and Gideon Boafo, Jake Lightowler and Daniel Okoro all continue to miss out through injury.
Saturday will also see Newcastle Thunder Reserves take to the field, kicking off against the same opposition at 5:15pm. Team news for this fixture will be announced at a later date.
NEWCASTLE THUNDER SQUAD
(PLAYER // Player sponsor)
1 JACK JOHNSON // Sponsored by: Tony Carter Transport Ltd
2 ALEX YOUNG // Sponsored by: Autofix Washington Ltd
3 MARCUS WALKER // Sponsored by: BTS Boiler Technical
4 CONNOR WYNNE // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
5 ALEX CLEGG // Sponsored by: Heist Store ltd
7 NIKAU WILLIAMS // Sponsored by: MMG Sports
8 JAY CHAPELHOW // Sponsored by: GMR Construction
9 CURTIS DAVIES // Sponsored by: The Bamburgh Castle Inn part of The Inn Collection Group
10 MITCH CLARK // Sponsored by: Ludwell Electrical
11 ALEX FOSTER (CAPTAIN) // Sponsored by: Castle Cleaning
12 BRAD GALLAGHER // Sponsored by: Ludwell Electrical
13 CONNOR BAILEY // Sponsored by: Stakeford Tyre Services
14 DENIVE BALMFORTH // Sponsored by: Italica
15 TED CHAPELHOW // Sponsored by: GMR Construction
16 RHYS CLARKE // Sponsored by: The Seaburn Inn part of The Inn Collection Group
17 ROBERT TULIATU // Sponsored by: Wallsend Eagles
21 EVAN LAWTHER // Sponsored by: The Mosley Family
23 CONNOR MOORE // Sponsored by: Derwent View Group
27 JACK MILLER // Sponsored by: The Parker Family
28 MATTHEW LAIDLAW // DUAL REG
29 NICK STAVELEY // DUAL REG
Tickets are still available to purchase for the return of the Betfred Championship to Thunder HQ, secure your seat today from just £10 for adults and £3 for under-16s. Click HERE to buy now.
Newcastle Thunder season tickets are also still available to purchase from just £99 for adults and £10 for under-16s you can be at all 13 Betfred Championship fixtures at Kingston Park in 2023.
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