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Joel Thomas Joins the Bears



We are very pleased to announce the signing of forward Joel Thomas for 2018.

Tom Tsang said:

Joel is a quality signing for us. He joins having spent two years away from the sport setting up his own Personal Training business, but has plenty of experience at League One level having played for both Oxford RL and Gloucestershire All Golds.

Joel, who grew up in the south of France, learnt his Rugby League playing for the Catalans Dragons academy before moving to Oxford where he got his first professional start with the Blues before joining the All Golds in 2015.

He is a front-rower, with a big frame and good work rate. He attended our recent trials and was a clear standout performer. He has a few areas he needs to work on due to his time away from playing, but that's what pre-season is for and I am confident he will add value to our forward stock.

Joel said:

I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in with Coventry bears, pre season is just around the corner and what a fantastic way to start off the season with a friendly against Leeds rhinos. This is going to be a fantastic opportunity for us as a team to test where we are physically and technically ahead of the new season.

As a Young player, I'm looking to develop my strength and skills in order to become a better all-round player for my position. My goal is to play every single game with the bears and most importantly become part of a strong midland based team.




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