Jamaican international Joe Brown pens new Thunder deal

Jamaica centre Joe Brown has pledged his allegiance to Newcastle Thunder for a further season, the club have announced. After helping the Reggae Warriors claim the Americas Championship, and consequently become the first-ever Caribbean side to qualify for the Rugby League World Cup, the player-coach has now agreed a new one-year deal to remain at Kingston Park throughout 2019. The…

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Roughyeds sign Emmerson Whittel

Oldham have signed former Bradford Bulls, Gloucester All Golds, and Keighley Cougars forward Emmerson Whittel. The 24-year-old, who has penned a one-year deal with the club, arrives at the Vestacare Stadium having departed the Cougars in a bid to revive his injury-struck career. Whittel becomes the third Cougars player to sign for the Roughyeds, following the recent arrivals of former…

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Oldham snap up hooker Greenwood

Oldham have moved swiftly to continue their extensive recruitment drive, after securing the services of promising hooker Jamie Greenwood from Huddersfield Giants. The Roughyeds fought off a number of interested parties to complete the deal, and the 20-year-old has become the 16th player to sign on the dotted line at the Vestacare Stadium during the off-season. “I know [Roughyeds centre]…

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