Thunder sign Beswick for 2020

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Newcastle Thunder have completed the signing of hooker Bob Beswick from the Toronto Wolfpack ahead of the 2020 season.

Beswick,34, has spent the last three years at Toronto after a long career where he has also played for Wigan Warriors, Widnes Vikings, Halifax and Leigh Centurions and will bring some much needed experience for the Thunder.

I’m really excited to be joining Newcastle and working with (head coach) Simon (Finnigan) again,” he told the Thunder club website. “I’m looking forward to contributing to a passionate and committed group and working towards a successful season in 2020.

“That will take hard work and I can’t wait to get started in pre-season. I’m also keen to explore a great city and meet some new faces along the way.”

Newcastle head coach Finnigan added: “We knew Bob was available towards the end of the season and he’s obviously a player who I have known for quite a while. He is a quite an experienced player so he knows how to play the game and he has played at the level we are at, so that won’t phase him and he will understand the obstacles that brings.

“He will add quite a lot to our group and I am really excited about him coming in because through speaking to him, he’s desperate to get going so we will have an energised Bob Beswick which is a good thing.”

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