Thunder draw York in 1895 Cup

Newcastle Thunder will pay a visit to the Minster City this June after drawing York City Knights away in the 1895 Cup.

Thunder booked their passage into round two through a 38-12 win over Keighley Cougars at Kingston Park on Saturday, running in seven tries in an entertaining match played out in front of a crowd of 340.

The tie, to be played between June 2 & 5, will see Newcastle square up to the 2018 Betfred League 1 Champions, who are currently challenging at the top end of rugby league’s second tier.

Full details of the match will be confirmed by the hosts in due course.

Thunder are next in action at home in Betfred League 1, against Keighley Cougars on Sunday May 19.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked by clicking here, calling 0871 2266060 or by visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office.