Ted Chapelhow

Ted
Chapelhow

Ted joins Newcastle Thunder for the 2021 Betfred Championship season from Widnes Vikings.


He joins twin brother Jay in moving to Kingston Park Stadium as they reunite with former Vikings head coach and current Thunder director of rugby Denis Betts.


A product of the Widnes Vikings academy, Ted joined the Vikings along with his brother as a scholar in 2011 from West Bank Bears, as the began representing the team they grew up supporting.


While progressing through the Vikings Academy Ted represented England U18s against Australia, before making his debut for the club in a 2016 Super League clash away to Castleford Tigers.


Ted spent most of the 2015 and 2016 seasons with Whitehaven, before becoming a permanent fixture in the Vikings first-team. Making a total of 60 appearances as of the end of 2020, including 22 matches in Super League, Ted was originally set to feature for Ottawa Aces next season before the Canadian outfits deferment to 2022 presented an opportunity to remain at Championship level with Thunder.

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