• Mon. Dec 11th, 2023

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Thunder sign Peter Fox for 2016

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 09.21.39Newcastle Thunder have bolstered the 2016 squad with the signing of vastly experienced winger Peter Fox from Doncaster.

A six times capped England international, Fox has shone at international, Super League and Championship level in a glittering professional career that enters its 11th season next year.

With a strike record averaging a try every two games, Fox is a powerful player who will bring a physical presence to the Thunder back line and provide the side with a potent attacking threat.

Beginning his career with his home town club while part of the Leeds Rhinos academy, York born Fox used two years with the City Knights to establish himself and attracting the interest of Super League sides.

Signing with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2007, Fox continued to make waves with his try scoring contributions and earning a move to Hull KR for the 2008 season.

During his four years at Craven Park, Fox made 110 appearances and earned England caps against France and Wales in 2008 and 2009, before adding caps against New Zealand and Australia later that year.

His two tries versus New Zealand were instrumental in helping England achieve a shock 20-12 win over the then World Champions further underlining Fox’s star quality.

Returning to the Wildcats for a further two season’s between 2012 and 2014, Fox signed for Doncaster in 2015, contributing eight tries in 16 appearances.

Securing his signature for 2016, Thunder have added a wealth of knowledge and ability into an already impressive squad.

Newcastle Thunder GM Keith Christie said: “Peter is a quality player and will be a real asset to the club and it is great he is on board. He will bring a wealth of experience that hopefully can help the club move forward and that the young lads in the squad can learn and benefit from.”

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