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Free scoring winger Alex Clegg will be hoping to be a big part of Newcastle Thunder’s success again in 2020, with the young academy graduate agreeing new terms at Kingston Park Stadium off the back of a breakthrough 2019.

The 20-year-old made himself an almost indispensable feature for the club as he made 25 appearances out of a possible 28 and placed himself as the second-top try scorer of the season with an impressive 19 four pointers to his name.

Able to play at fullback, centre or wing, Clegg is a versatile option who first came to the club back in 2018, joining the academy after moving to the region to study at Northumbria University.

His form this year built impressively on his first in the region back in 2018, where he marked himself out as one to watch by becoming a key fixture in the University side as they triumphed in the BUCS grand final, before making his Thunder first-team debut.

After forming a potent partnership on the left edge with Kieran Gill, Clegg is tipped to make further progress in the new year and develop his game further still by head coach Simon Finnigan.