Brown set for 200th club appearance

Joe Brown’s 200th appearance for Newcastle Thunder is in line to come this weekend, as the club’s long-standing servant is named in the 19 man squad for Sunday’s visit to Oldham.

Brown, who celebrated 10 years as a professional player with a testimonial season in 2017, has been in great form so far in 2018 and has been leading from the front as his side have positioned themselves in fifth place in the Betfred League 1 table.

Elsewhere in the roster Ben Calland and Dan Turland have come into the wider squad vying for selection, as Thunder aim to record a win and launch into the build-up to the Magic Night Out on a high.

Newcastle Thunder Squad

V Oldham RLFC – 6th May 2018

From – Mo Agoro, Harry Aldous, Jack Aldous, Ali Blair, Sam Blake, Joe Brown, Ben Calland, Rhys Clarke, Tyler Craig, Conor Fitzsimmons, Sam Luckley, Liam McAvoy, Aaron Ollett, Vincent Rennie, Theerapol Ritson, Tom Shaw, Evan Simons, Dan Turland, Lewis Young