Thundermen shine in RLWC qualifiers.

Thundermen enjoyed success on the international stage last weekend, as Ireland and Scotland took big wins in Rugby League World Cup qualifying action.

Luckley was heavily involved as the Bravehearts smashed Serbia at the Lochinch Sports Ground in an 86-0 demolition that puts them into the driving seat to qualify for 2021 at the top of their group.

Coming off the interchange bench the North Shields native got plenty of match minutes as he played for almost an hour at lock, as his side ran in a total of 15 tries.

Scotland can confirm that position with a win in their final qualifier against Greece this Friday.

Later in the afternoon new 2020 signing Bob Beswick’s first match as Ireland captain ended in victory, as the Wolfhounds ran out 42-8 winners against Spain.

It was a game where the Spanish resisted Irish attentions for much of the first half, trailing by just ten points heading into the break, but one where they were ultimately well beaten with Thunder’s new signing heavily involved in creating two of Ireland’s seven tries.

The result sets up a mouth-watering clash with Italy on 9th November.

Rugby League World Cup 2021 is set to be the most seen edition of the tournament to date and will see a total of five matches in the men’s competition played in the North East.

For more information visit the tournament website www.rlwc2021.com