Jared Blanke

Joining from French Elite 1 side Lezignan, Australian Jared Blanke is set to be part of a power-packed stable of forwards after signing for the club on a two-year deal.

Completing a full season in France’s top competition, Blanke brings experience from the Queensland Cup with the North’s Devils.

The second row is a product of the Keebra Park rugby league nursery, one of the most prominent and successful rugby league schools in Australia and has also represented West Brisbane Panthers.

A leader both on and off the field, Blanke is a physical forward who will look to put Thunder onto the front foot in attack and remain rock solid in defence.