Sheffield news Newcastle Thunder land major signing in Huddersfield Giants' Oliver Roberts PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Exclusive: The 27-year-old will become Thunder's next major signings.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Newcastle Thunder have landed the coup signing of Huddersfield Giants forward Oliver Roberts on a long-term deal. Rugby League Live understands the Ireland international will join the Championship club with immediate effect after reaching an arrangement with the Giants allowing him to start his career in the north east earlier than planned. Roberts, 27, had agreed to sign for Thunder in 2023 but the deal has now been pushed forward, allowing him to join the Newcastle project as they look for a strong end to the season. His arrival is a significant one for the club, with Thunder open about their ambitions to reach Super League in the coming years. In Roberts, they have landed a player with over 100 Super League appearances to his name and still in his prime years. Capped nine times by Ireland, he was a star performer in their 2017 World Cup campaign which resulted in NRL interest.
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. Capable of playing back-row or in the middle Roberts has most recently impressed playing for the Giants' dual-reg partners, Halifax Panthers. Confirmation of the move is expected in the coming days. On Monday, Newcastle confirmed the departure of head coach Eamonn O'Carroll, who is expected to return to France to join Steve McNamara's coaching setup at Catalans Dragons. Newcastle are currently tenth in the Championship, nine points adrift of the play-offs.
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