Newcastle Thunder ramp up investment with World Cup international signing

Championship side Newcastle Thunder are continuing their signing spree with a second World Cup international in the space of a few days.

Thunder have announced the signing of Welsh international Curtis Davies who joins from Workington Town, becoming the ninth addition that new coach Chris Thorman has overseen.

Thorman had spoken earlier in the week on the need for the side to strengthen and referenced they’d been looking at a couple of players who were recovering from the World Cup.

What followed was the signing of Robert Tuliatu who had just finished representing Greece at the World Cup.

Davies, 25, now joins from Workington and will play hooker, having also done so at South Wales Scorpions, Hunslet and Halifax as well as representing Thunder in 2018 on loan for one game.

Having featured seven times for Wales, including all three 2021 World Cup games, he brings experience to the ambitious Thunder.

Talking about new signing Davies, Thorman said: “Curtis joins us in a key position playing hooker, and in any decent rugby league team it’s important you have a good spine.

 “I know Curtis and have worked with him a little bit before. He’s a super professional and looks after himself. He’s one of those boys you know is going to be doing the right thing outside of training, which is very important in this competition. 

 “He’s talented too and has definitely got something about him. His attitude and work ethic are excellent, and I can’t wait to get started with him.”

Davies himself also spoke: ““I’m excited to have joined Thunder and am looking forward to the season ahead.

“It’s been great to meet up with the other players and coaches and get stuck into pre-season.”

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