Coventry add Newcastle pair

Coventry Bears have completed the signings of Jed Charlton and Niall Sidney from Newcastle Thunder for the 2021 season.

Forward Charlton came through the academy at the Thunder, and has made five appeareances since his debut in 2018.

Head Coach Richard Squires said of Charlton: “Jed comes from a great development system and has worked had to get to where he is today.

“A versatile and quick back rower with bags of experience for his age will make an impact this year in league one with consistent game time.

“Having been invited to train with Scotland last year, he will be wanting a big year to push toward the World Cup squad.”

Sidney, a Scotland international, signed for Newcastle after coming through the City of Hull academy.

Squires added on Sidney: “Niall is another product of the Newcastle Thunder who has also spent time with the city of Hull academy.

Scoring 14 tries in 8 games on his debut league one season he has the natural ability to score points. With bags of natural talent he is very coach-able and willing to learn”

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