Liam Richmond

Hard carrying forward Liam Richmond returns to Thunder colours for his first full season in 2019, after joining the squad mid-way through last year.

A product of Heworth ARLFC, the 22-year-old can operate in both the front row at prop and at the base of the scrum at 13 and has been an integral part of Jason Payne’s Northumbria University squad in recent seasons.

Bursting onto the scene with York City Knights reserves, Richmond spent some of his formative years as part of the academy set up at Castleford under the direction of Thunder’s new assistant coach Tim Rumford.

Quiet off the field, Richmond allows his game to do the talking, with hard tackles and uncompromising runs making the most of his high energy levels.

He is expected to be a blossoming talent in 2019 and feature for the club with greater frequency in Betfred League 1