Alex Rowe

A formidable front row forward, Alex Rowe joined from Batley Bulldogs where he has been a mainstay in the front row since joining the club for the 2013 season.

Rowe has been a key component in the Mount Pleasant-based side firmly establishing themselves as a top-six club in the Betfred Championship.

Bringing over 160 games worth of experience with him from that division, he is a hardened operator that will complement the players already recruited or retained in the pack.

A Maltese international, Rowe has also played at the highest levels of the game with stints at London Broncos and Castleford Tigers in Super League.

His move to become a full Thunder player marks Rowe’s second stint on Tyneside, having played on loan for the club back in the early 2000s