Ex-Wigan Warriors & Huddersfield Giants men included in Championship side’s departure list in huge overhaul

Newcastle Thunder have announced the names and destinations of a huge 14 players that are leaving the North East side.

Betfred Championship side Thunder are under new management this season with Chris Thorman returning to the North East to lead his local club.

Having spoke previously in the off-season on a desire to bring in World Cup internationals the club have made 10 senior signings including Greece and Wales representatives in the 2021 World Cup, Robert Tuliatu and Curtis Davies.

With this huge spending and recruitment they’ve also let go 14 players and announced so in a statement.

“Newcastle Thunder have confirmed their departing players ahead of the 2023 season. All 14 players leave with thanks and best wishes of the club as preparations continue ahead of the upcoming Betfred Championship.”

The list of players is as follows; Dan Coates, Brad Day, Jesse Dee, Josh Eaves, Pat Moran, Craig Mullen, Isaac Nokes, Lewis Peachey, Oliver Roberts, Ellis Robson, Jake Shorrocks, Ukuma Ta’ai, Nathan Wilde and Josh Woods.

Chairman Keith Christie said: “We as a club would like to extend our thanks to all the players leaving for their contribution to Newcastle Thunder.

“We wish them all the best for the future and hope they all can take positives from their time in the North East.”

Thunder will aim to push for playoffs in the upcoming season and the 10 players recruited to do so were also confirmed on their site.

“Newcastle Thunder have so far made ten senior signings for next season with Rhys Clarke, Alex Clegg, Curtis Davies, Jake Lightowler and Alex Young all joining from Workington Town. Robert Tuliatu, Marcus Walker and Nikau Williams also sign-up joining from London Broncos, Hull FC and Whitehaven RLFC respectively.

“Thunder have also made two loan signings in Connor Moore and Daniel Okoro, who both join from Hull Kingston Rovers for the season.”

A link to the site can be found here where all player destinations are explained.

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