15th May 2019, 11:04 | thunder

Newcastle Thunder sign Joel Edwards

Newcastle Thunder sign Joel Edwards

Newcastle Thunder have signed former NRL forward Joel Edwards for the remainder of the 2019 League One season.

The 30-year-old has played 107 NRL games for the likes of Canberra Raiders, Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers. 

Edwards was a member of York City Knights’ 2018 promotion winning side and has also spent time with Limoux Grizzlies in France’s Elite One Championship.  

Newcastle Head Coach, Simon Finnigan, said: “We’ve done our homework on him, he had a good stint at York, and they speak very highly of him. I’m pretty happy with our squad but Joel will be a good addition to our middle unit.

“He’ll come in and add more competition for places and will have to fight for his spot like the rest of them.

“He is a good pro and has NRL experience, so we’d expect him to come in and keep them standards. He is a very good defender and consistent in a lot of actions, which is something that our middles are good at as well, so he is joining a pretty good company.”