MATCH PACK – Doncaster round one.

Newcastle Thunder got the 2019 Betfred League 1 rugby league season underway with a home match against Doncaster at Kingston Park in the proverbial game of two halves.

In a clash between two of the teams tipped to battle for promotion in 2019, Thunder raced into a 22-4 half-time lead, before falling to a 26-32 defeat.

Catch up with the best of the action from the weekend’s game with the video above