12 May 2023
Newcastle Thunder confirm squad for York trip
Newcastle Thunder head coach Chris Thorman has named his 21-man squad to travel to York RLFC Knights in Round 11 of the Betfred Championship.
Taking place on Sunday, May 14, the second meeting of the season between the two clubs kicks off at 3pm.
Thunder sees several changes from the squad that lost out to Halifax Panthers last week.
Winger Alex Young returns to the fold, following a spell on the sidelines with broken ribs and the squad also sees centre Marcus Walker included, having recovered from a hamstring injury.
Wakefield Trinity loanee Dane Windrow is also included in the squad to take on York Knights and newly announced trialist and experienced utility back Oscar Thomas is also named.
Hull FC duo Denive Balmforth and Nick Staveley maintain their places alongside Hull KR loanees Connor Moore and Daniel Okoro.
Winger Gideon Boafo is also named having featured last week against Halifax, following a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury.
Club captain Alex Fosters and fullback Jack Johnson both miss out having picked up injuries last week – Foster during last week’s clash with Halifax and Johnson through training.
NEWCASTLE THUNDER SQUAD
(PLAYER // Player sponsor)
2 Alex Young // Sponsored by: Autofix Washington Ltd.
3 Marcus Walker // Sponsored by: BTS Boiler Technical
4 Oscar Thomas // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
5 Alex Clegg // Sponsored by: Heist Store Ltd.
6 Alex Donaghy // Sponsored by: The Tynemouth Castle Inn
7 Nikau Williams // Sponsored by: MMG Sports
8 Jay Chapelhow // Sponsored by: GMR Construction
9 Curtis Davies // Sponsored by: The Bamburgh Castle Inn
10 Mitch Clark // Sponsored by: Ludwell Electrical
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
17 Robert Tuliatu // Sponsored by: Wallsend Eagles
20 Gideon Boafo // Sponsored by: Tony Carter Transport Ltd.
22 Jake Anderson // Sponsored by: Jan & Jim Neighbour
23 Connor Moore // Sponsored by: Derwent View Group
24 Daniel Okoro // Sponsored by: Sapphire HR
27 Jack Miller // Sponsored by: The Parker Family
28 Dane Windrow // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
29 Nick Staveley // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR