Sam Luckley First Team Back Row D.O.B 29/11/1995 Height 185 cm Weight 101 kg Sam Luckley will continue to be a strong part of Newcastle Thunder’s North Eastern core in 2019 after the loose forward agreed to a new one-year deal with the club. The 23-year-old from North Shields has become an increasingly important figure for the club since making his debut in 2016, with his dependability a key trademark of his game. Choosing to pursue rugby league as his sport of choice following a childhood where rugby union, football and cage fighting commanded his attention, Luckley has marked himself out as a talent with huge potential in the 13 man code. Starting out at Wallsend Eagles and selected for the North East Academy, Luckley qualifies and has represented Scotland at international level and spent a year on trial with Super League side Huddersfield Giants. Impressing with strong work in both attack and defence in League 1, Luckley has racked up more than a half-century of games for the club and is now a firm feature in the starting 13, with all of his 2018 appearances seeing him on the field from the off. Having established himself in the Thunder squad during over the last three seasons Luckley is keen to get started for 2019.