6 Sep 2023
Newcastle Thunder confirm squad for Featherstone visit
Newcastle Thunder head coach Chris Thorman has named his 21-man squad for Friday’s clash against Featherstone Rovers.
The squad sees a number of changes from the side that fought valiantly against Toulouse Olympique XIII last time out.
Both Robert Tuliatu and Jack Miller drop out through injury and academy graduates Nathan Rushworth and James McGurk have been called up in replacement.
Jack Johnson is once again named following his clinical finishing that saw his score twice last week and Alex Clegg is also included despite picking up a nasty head knock against Toulouse.
Mac Walsh retains his place following a strong performance last time out and the loanee duo of Connor Moore and Denive Balmforth are included once more.
Curtis Davies is also in-line to make his 29th appearance this campaign.
NEWCASTLE THUNDER SQUAD
(Player // Player sponsor)
1 Jack Johnson // Tony Carter Transport Ltd.
3 Marcus Walker // BTS Boiler Technical.
5 Alex Clegg // Heist Store Ltd.
6 Alex Donaghy // The Tynemouth Castle Inn, part of The Inn Collection Group.
7 Nikau Williams // MMG Sports
8 Jay Chapelhow // GMR Construction
9 Curtis Davies // The Bamburgh Castle Inn, part of The Inn Collection Group.
10 Mitch Clark // Ludwell Electrical
13 Connor Bailey // Stakeford Tyre Services
14 Denive Balmforth // Italica
15 Ted Chapelhow // GMR Construction
18 Jake Lightowler // Gunpoint
20 Gideon Boafo // Tony Carter Transport Ltd.
23 Connor Moore // Derwent View Group
26 Mac Walsh // National Care Network
28 Tyler Walton // Lowes Financial Management
29 Paddy Burns // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
40 Evan Simons // Tony Carter Transport Ltd.
41 Mike Ogunwole // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
42 Nathan Rushworth // AVAILABLE TO SPONSOR
43 James McGurk // Jarrow Vikings.