SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT – Coventry Bears 1/3/20

Newcastle Thunder head time Coventry Bears to get the 2020 Betfred League 1 season underway this Sunday and have named a strong 21-man squad for the game at the Butts Park Arena (KO 3pm)

Eight of the club’s new signings are named in the line up, including Ireland captain Bob Beswick and Italian international Brenden Santi, alongside six products of the clubs academy.

Thunder will be looking to start the season with a bang after a productive pre-season and two wins in the Coral Challenge Cup have given the team a superb start to the year.

In 2019’s Betfred League 1 meetings, a Nick Newman inspired Bears shocked Thunder away from home with a deserved 32-28 in round two, while in the return fixture Thunder ran rampant with an 88-6 demolition of their visitors.

Newcastle Thunder v Coventry Bears 1/3/2020

Harry Aldous, Bob Beswick, Sam Blake, Joe Brown, Jed Charlton, Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Dan Coates, Reece Dean, Ashley Gibson, Kieran Gill, Kieran Hudson, Quentin Laulu Togaga’e, Adam Lawton, Jake Lightowler, Sam Luckley, Brenden Santi, Evan Simons, David Weetman, Mikey Wood, Lewis Young