Newcastle Thunder are preparing for the 2023 season with an important piece of retention.
They have given a new deal to former Warrington Wolves outside back Jack Johnson.
Johnson started his career at the Halliwell Jones Stadium making 18 appearances and scoring seven tries.
During this time he made appearances on loan at Rochdale and Widnes Vikings prior to a move to Featherstone Rovers in 2019.
After this he moved to Widnes Vikings permanently but due to pandemic didn’t get his moment at the club joining Newcastle Thunder in 2021 and he will remain at the club having signed a new deal.
On signing this new deal, he said: “I’m looking forward to seeing the lads again and being back around them. But most importantly I’m ready to get back playing some of my best rugby after a bit of time off.
“I’m eager to get started and look forward to making the fans, my friends and most importantly my family proud.”
Johnson is the second player from the 2022 squad to commit to Thunder for the new year after it was recently announced that Craig Mullen will also be staying in the North East.
Chair of Newcastle Thunder, Keith Christie had previously commented on the retention of players and said: “We’re delighted to have been able to retain some of the great talent from last year.
“This is a really great opportunity for us to reset, rebuild and ensure we build solid foundations for Thunder moving forward.
“I’m personally very pleased that some of the lads from last year will be around to be part of that and as a club we want to thank them for their ongoing commitment to Newcastle Thunder.”