Basketball: Newcastle Eagles forward Andy Thomson reveals why he moved to arch rivals
The Manchester-born forward scooped five trophies in two seasons with the Newcastle Eagles, but has opted for a new challenge by joining their great rivals.
"My deal was up with Newcastle and I'm never one for sticking around too long," admitted Thomson.
"The opportunity came up when my agent called me to say the Riders were interested.
"They offered me a two-year deal with the possibility of Europe in the second year.
"Newcastle were interested in signing me but I just fancied a change."
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