SIGNING: Croston comes in for 2020

Newcastle Thunder are building up to the first instalment of the 2019 Betfred League 1 playoffs this Sunday with the unveiling of five new faces graduating into the 2020 senior squad from the club’s academy.

Day two sees Sean Croston confirmed as moving up the ranks after impressing throughout 2019.

Moving to the North East for his University studies, Croston is a centre who has come through the systems at Wigan Warriors and St Helens and has marked himself out as a skilful centre with a composed approach to his game.

A hard runner who has added a great deal of experience to Thunder’s academy this season, Croston has represented England Youth and England Students and has also won the BUCS title with Northumbria University.

He was among a host of Thunder youngsters who acquitted themselves well when given the opportunity to play against Whitehaven in pre-season and by being around the senior squad is expected to show even more potential next season.