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Young Super League forward makes loan move for the rest of the season

Wakefield Trinity

Newcastle Thunder have announce the signing of Wakefield Trinity back row Dane Windrow on loan until the end of the season.

Although yet to make his debut for the Super League side, the highly rated 20-year-old is a member of the club’s first team squad for 2023.

Windrow began playing rugby league at Dewsbury Celtic before moving to Brighouse Rangers. At 15, he signed for Wakefield’s scholarship programme and has gone on to feature for the club’s Academy and Reserves.

The back rower enjoyed a spell on loan at his hometown club Dewsbury Rams during the 2021 season and spent part of last season also on loan, at League 1 side Oldham RLFC, where he went on to make nine appearances, scoring two tries.

Speaking on his loan move to Thunder, Windrow said: “I am looking forward to ripping in here, they are a good set of lads.

“It is also a great opportunity for me personally and my development as a player.”

Newcastle Thunder head coach Chris Thorman said: “He has come from Wakefield with good recommendations from Mark Applegarth and James Ford.

“He is a back rower that has joined out of necessity as we have had quite a few injuries to the squad but he is more than capable and we are looking forward to having him in the squad ? he also trained this week and fitted in well which is another positive.

“On the pitch he is a big body and a big aggressive ball carrier. He is a Dewsbury lad so knows the game very well and he is going to add some strike on the edge for us which is something we need.”

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