Liam McAvoy First Team Prop D.O.B 24/09/1993 Height 185 cm Weight 100 kg Entering his second season on Tyneside, Liam or Beans as he is known in the dressing room joined Thunder at the start of 2017, having moved from West Cumbrian rivals Workington Town after three seasons. He brings with him a wealth of experience to Thunder with 98 Championship and Challenge Cup appearances to his name and a nomination for Kingstone Press Championship young player of the year in 2014. A former junior at Bradford Bull and Leeds Rhinos, McAvoy is a highly regarded young player and represented the England Academy side on their 2012 tour of Australia. A strong and tough athlete who runs hard in attack and puts in big defensive hits, McAvoy is a player who is respected within changing rooms by players and coaches alike. Making 46 appearances in his first two seasons at Kingston Park, he has established himself as one of the clubs key forwards with his impressive tackle rate seeing him regularly topping 50 per game and high energy levels allowing him to enjoy a high amount of game minutes.