Four debutants to watch out for in today’s friendlies

Josh Jones (SALFORD RED DEVILS vs Wigan Warriors)Josh-Jones-Saints-Hull-KR

The solid centre will make his Red Devils bow against the team he used to consider his fierce rivals during his time at St Helens. After leaving rugby union, Jones will be keen to impress on his return to the 13 man code.

Joe Westerman (WARRINGTON WOLVES vs Leigh Centurions)


A rarity in the sense that money was exchanged to secure his services, big things are expected of Westerman at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, so producing the goods on his debut, ironically in Simon Grix’s testimonial, the player he will be expected to replace long-term, would be a fitting start.

Oscar Thomas (BRADFORD BULLS vs Leeds Rhinos)

Oscar Thomas is one such youngster who will flourish at London in 2015.

He’s relatively unknown, but the young playmaker is a real talent with an eye for the try-line. He put in a stunning display for London is last year’s televised Summer Bash game with Sheffield, and Bulls fans will be hoping for more of the same today.

Frank Pritchard (HULL FC vs Hull KR)

Frank Pritchard

The Tank is finally going to pull on black and white. In a Hull derby too, not a bad way to be introduced to England, huh? Big in size and big expectations over his head, Pritchard will want to show what all the fuss is about today.