Newcastle add Wigan youngster

Talented Wigan academy winger Cian Tyrer becomes Newcastle Thunder’s 17th announced signing for 2021.

A youngster who the sport runs throughout his family, with his father, grandfather and uncle all playing the game, Tyrer began playing rugby league through amateur club Leigh Miners Rangers.

He was an U19s team-mate of fellow Thunder new boy Nathan Wilde and is looking forward to the challenges his new environment will provide.

Tyrer said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Thunder. I was very impressed with the club, with the structure, the ambition and also with the goals that they talked to me about and hope to achieve.

“I believe that the club will achieve those goals and I wanted to be apart of them doing so and helping along the way. 

“My personal goals for next season will be help the team by performing consistently and establish a regular first team spot in the squad, I want to be up there with a lot of tries also.”

Director of rugby Denis Betts added: “Cian is a Matty Russell type of player, great on his feet and an impact ball carrier. He has great pace and is the sort of player who will score if he makes a break and gets in behind opposition defences.

“He needs to play seniors rugby to keep developing and pleased to offer him that opportunity at Thunder.”

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