Castleford Tigers youngster Conor Fitzsimmons has signed a deal which will see him join Newcastle Thunder ahead of their League One campaign
Making just 2 appearances for the Tigers he has joined the Thunder for regular game time.
Fitzsimmons said: “I came to see Jason back in September and was instantly sold on the club. I thought that everything was in place for the club to progress to the next level and I wanted to be a part of that, playing good rugby on a regular basis.
“I think we’ve got a great squad mixed with a lot of youth and experience and I think Payney as the coach will bring out the best in all the players. I really think this squad can push for a promotion spot.”
Head Coach Jason Payne said: “I’m delighted Conor has joined the club, he is a young player with huge potential and I believe he has a great career ahead of him. Originally from Cumbria, rugby league is what he loves to do and this is obvious in the way he plays.
“From the first meeting we had with Conor we knew he was the type of person we wanted at Newcastle Thunder, he impressed us straight away with his hunger and ambition. Conor is as tough as they come and the way he presents himself is way beyond his years.
“He has learnt so much from his time at Castleford and I’m sure his experiences there will serve him well in the North East. “I would also like to thank Craig Harrison for all his help in making this happen.”