Prop forward Liam McAvoy has returned to Newcastle Thunder ahead of the 2021 season.
The Cumbrian returns to the Thunder front row after spending a year experiencing life in Australia and joins Bob Beswick, Matty Wright and Lewis Young as confirmed members of the 2021 squad.
Originally joining from Workington at the start of 2017, the 27-year-old has been a stand out player with an impressive tackle rate seeing him regularly topping 50 per game and high energy levels allowing him to enjoy a high amount of game minutes.
On returning to the club, McAvoy said: “I’m very happy to be signing back with Newcastle Thunder again for 2021. It’s an exciting time to be at the club with Denis and everyone behind the scenes pushing it in the right direction and I’m sure we’ve every chance for success next season.
“I’m just back from Australia, where I trained with the Newcastle Knights cup side and I learned a lot from how they do things down there.
“I’m buzzing to get back into it again with the Thunder boys and bringing those experiences from the last 12 months into pre-season and the 2021 campaign.”