On Sunday 23rd January, rugby league fans get their first chance to see the new-look Newcastle Thunder in action at Kingston Park with SuperLeague side Wigan Warriors making the trip to the North East. 2022 marks the start of a closer partnership with the Betfred Super League giants, with Thunder enjoying dual-registration status with the Cherry and Whites and the warm-up making the most of the links.
Kicking off at 3pm the match is set to feature extended squads as both sides look to give opportunities to an array of players on their books.
For the Thunder side, further interest comes with former Warriors Mitch Clarke, Craig Mullen, Jake Shorrocks, Josh Woods and Nathan Wilde.
Tickets for this match are on sale now with Under 16s priced at £5 and all others at £10 and can be booked via the Thunder website, calling 0191 214 5588 (opt 1) or by visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office.
Hospitality options are also available, with Wigan legends Denis Betts, Sean O’Loughlin and Kris Radlinski on hand to share their experiences over pie and peas before the match starts.