Beswick set for first Thunder outing

Newcastle Thunder have named a 25-man squad for this Sunday’s friendly against Leeds Rhinos, as Simon Finnigan looks to continue the positive momentum that pre-season has been generating on Tyneside.

Alex Donaghy, Bob Beswick and Joe Brown are the names added to the squad that was named for the 40-16 win over Whitehaven at the start of the month, as Thunder play their last warm-up game before 2020’s competitive action begins.

Facing a side from the Super League giants will provide Beswick with his first match minutes for his new club, whilst home grown talent continues to feature with nine products of the academy joining Rhys Clarke in the squad.

The visit of the Rhinos will be the fifth time in as many years that Thunder have tested themselves against a team produced by a Super League club and is sure to provide another entertaining afternoon of rugby league at Kingston Park Stadium.

Advanced tickets are available to book now by clicking here, calling 0871 2266060 or by visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office, with discounts on full match-day pricing available until midnight on Saturday 25th January.

Newcastle Thunder squad

v Leeds Rhinos – Sunday 26th January KO 3pm

Bob Beswick, Sam Blake, Joe Brown, Jed Charlton, Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Dan Coates, Sean Croston, Reece Dean, Alex Donaghy, Ashley Gibson, Kieran Gill, Ollie Gowing, Kieran Hudson, Quentin Laulu Togaga’e, Adam Lawton, Jake Lightowler, Rory Nettleton, Colton Roche, Brenden Santi, Evan Simons, Brad Walker, David Weetman, Mikey Wood, Lewis Young