Hunslet announce double signing

Hunslet have added two new names to their squad for 2021 in the form of Jy-Mel Coleman from Newcastle Thunder and Lewis Wray from Keighley Cougars.

Coleman, a Jamaica international, signed for Newcastle in the middle of 2019 after spending the previous four years with London Skolars- it was his second spell with the Skolars, having also appeared in 2010.

He has also played for Hemel Stags, Dewsbury Rams, Keighley and York City Knights.

On signing for Hunslet, he said : “The club’s closer to my home, as I’ve moved back to the north of England from London and am now settled in the Keighley area.

“I’m good friends with forwards Alex Rowe and Jordan Andrade, who I played with at the Skolars, and it will be great meeting up again with halfback Simon Brown, who was a team-mate when I was a junior at Hunslet Parkside.

“I’ve been impressed by Head Coach Gary Thornton throughout our talks; he has a very good name in Rugby League and I’m relishing the chance to play under him, and to helping Hunslet push for promotion from League 1.”

Wray signs after spending 2020 with Keighley. He signed from Wakefield Trinity ahead of the season, which went on to be voided.

He added: “A big factor in me joining Hunslet is the spirit in the camp. I know Harvey Hallas well from both Wakefield and Keighley, and it will be good to play alongside him again.

“Harvey had nothing but good things to say about the club, and I’ve heard similar reports from elsewhere.

“Then I spoke over the phone to Gary Thornton, and I was impressed, not only by his plans for the team but by what he told me about Hunslet’s history.

“I’m aware that I’m joining one of Rugby League’s great clubs, and that means something.”

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