Promotion push begins for Thunder

Tuesday 10 September 2019 Written by: Adam

Newcastle Falcons’ rugby league stable mates Newcastle Thunder are just three wins away from promotion to the game’s second-tier and will kick off their playoff campaign at Kingston Park Stadium this Sunday afternoon against Doncaster RLFC (KO 2:30pm)

Finishing the regular season third in the League 1 table, Thunder will take on a side boasting former England international Rangi Chase as they plot their route into the semi-final stage of the playoff series.

With a side combining exciting homegrown players alongside full internationals and former NRL stars, Newcastle’s rugby league side have been playing some thrilling rugby, scoring the most points of anybody in the division after 20 games.

To encourage as many fans along to cheer the side on, Falcons fans can purchase tickets for just £8 for adults and concessions and £3 for under 16s by calling 0871 2266060 or visiting the Kingston Park Stadium box office before 4pm on Saturday 14th September.

With Kingston Park set to host three matches in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, Sunday’s playoff offers a thrilling chance to make the first acquaintance with the fast pace sport in support of the North East’s only professional team.