Josh Atkinson: Newcastle Thunder sign ex-Castleford Tigers centre

Josh Atkinson
Josh Atkinson played two first grade games for the Castleford Tigers

Newcastle Thunder have signed former Castleford Tigers centre Josh Atkinson for the 2016 season, after a spell with Queanbeyan Kangaroos in Australia.

Atkinson, who made two Super League appearances for the Tigers in 2012, links up with ex-Canberra under-20s coach Mick Mantelli at Thunder.

The Kangaroos played in the Canberra Region League.

"There were other clubs I was speaking with but Thunder appealed the most," said the 24-year-old.

"I like what Thunder are trying to do in the North East and for rugby league culture wise."

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