Match-day squad announced for Cas friendly

Newcastle Thunder have named a 21-man squad for Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Castleford Tigers at Kingston Park Stadium (KO 5pm) as head coach Jason Payne looks to assess a winter of preparations.

The selected squad includes nine of the club’s new 2018 signings, as they face up to a strong Castleford side.

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has named a host of his regular Super League side including Jamie Ellis, Gary Lo and Mike McMeeken for the trip to Kingston Park Stadium, which ensures Thunder will have a high quality work out in their first match of the year.

Tickets for the match are available to book by clicking here, calling 0871 226 6060 or by visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office.

Adult tickets are £10, under 16s are £5 and all tickets include entry to Wallsend Eagles first round match in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup against Pilkington Recs (KO 2:30pm)

Newcastle Thunder Squad

Mo Agoro, Jack Aldous, Harry Aldous, Ali Blair, Joe Brown, Ben Calland, Tom Capper, Tyler Craig, Conor Fitzsimmons, Sam Luckley, Ryan Lloyd, Liam McAvoy, Aaron Ollett, Ben Pointer, Vincent Rennie, Tee Ritson, Tom Shaw, Niall Sidney, Evan Simons, Dan Turland, Lewis Young

Castleford Tigers Squad

Cory Aston. James Clare, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Brandon Douglas, Tuoyo Egodo, Jamie Ellis, Alex Foster, Jy Hitchcox, Garry Lo, Will Maher, Mike McMeeken, Greg Minikin, Jacques O’Neill, Lewis Peachey (Academy), Jack Ray (Academy), Robbie Storey (Academy), Jake Sweeting (Academy), Calum Turner (Academy)