Player Profile

Benn Hardcastle

Benn Hardcastle

position Stand Off
D.O.B04/01/1990
Weight 80kg
Height 178cm

Benn's Stats

2017 Apps Tries Goals D. Goals Points
Challenge Cup 2 0 3 0 6
17/03/2017 Dewsbury 0 0 0 0
25/02/2017 Workington 0 3 0 6
League 1 8 3 24 0 60
19/05/2017 York 2 3 0 14
12/05/2017 Toronto Wolfpack 0 2 0 4
07/05/2017 Whitehaven 0 4 0 8
14/04/2017 Barrow 0 1 0 2
09/04/2017 North Wales Crusaders 1 1 0 6
26/03/2017 South Wales 0 5 0 10
12/03/2017 London Skolars 0 2 0 4
05/03/2017 Workington 0 6 0 12
League 1 Cup 1 0 3 0 6
19/02/2017 Hunslet 0 3 0 6
2016 Apps Tries Goals D. Goals Points
League 1 10 3 36 2 86
03/07/2016 South Wales 0 7 0 14
25/06/2016 Coventry 0 4 0 8
19/06/2016 Rochdale 0 1 0 2
14/05/2016 London Skolars 0 3 0 6
08/05/2016 Doncaster 2 5 1 19
24/04/2016 Gloucestershire All Golds 0 4 1 9
10/04/2016 Hunslet 0 1 0 2
25/03/2016 Barrow 1 4 0 12
13/03/2016 North Wales Crusaders 0 2 0 4
06/03/2016 Oxford 0 5 0 10
League 1 Cup 2 0 6 0 12
03/04/2016 Gloucestershire All Golds 0 2 0 4
20/02/2016 Leigh Miners Rangers 0 4 0 8
Super 8s 5 0 21 1 43
18/09/2016 North Wales Crusaders 0 5 1 11
03/09/2016 Coventry 0 5 0 10
21/08/2016 Hemel Stags 0 7 0 14
07/08/2016 North Wales Crusaders 0 3 0 6
31/07/2016 South Wales 0 1 0 2
2015 Apps Tries Goals D. Goals Points
League 1 12 5 29 0 78
13/09/2015 North Wales Crusaders 0 3 0 6
06/09/2015 South Wales 0 7 0 14
23/08/2015 Coventry 0 4 0 8
16/08/2015 Oldham 1 2 0 8
08/08/2015 Gloucestershire All Golds 0 1 0 2
02/08/2015 Swinton 0 0 0 0
26/07/2015 Keighley 0 0 0 0
19/07/2015 York 0 0 0 0
12/07/2015 Hemel Stags 3 1 0 14
19/04/2015 Keighley 0 2 0 4
12/04/2015 North Wales Crusaders 0 4 0 8
03/04/2015 Barrow 1 5 0 14
2013 Apps Tries Goals D. Goals Points
Challenge Cup 1 0 0 0 0
07/04/2013 Batley 0 0 0 0
League 1 15 6 43 2 112
01/09/2013 Hemel Stags 0 1 0 2
18/08/2013 Gloucestershire All Golds 1 6 0 16
11/08/2013 Rochdale 1 3 0 10
04/08/2013 North Wales Crusaders 0 4 0 8
28/07/2013 South Wales 0 4 0 8
14/07/2013 Oxford 0 2 2 6
07/07/2013 London Skolars 1 4 0 12
30/06/2013 Oldham 0 2 0 4
16/06/2013 Rochdale 0 0 0 0
09/06/2013 London Skolars 1 8 0 20
02/06/2013 Oxford 0 3 0 6
26/05/2013 Oldham 0 2 0 4
12/05/2013 South Wales 0 1 0 2
05/05/2013 Gloucestershire All Golds 1 3 0 10
28/04/2013 North Wales Crusaders 1 0 0 4
14/04/2013 Hemel Stags 0 0 0 0
Northern Rail Cup 4 1 1 0 6
24/03/2013 Gloucestershire All Golds 0 0 0 0
17/03/2013 Oldham 1 1 0 6
10/03/2013 North Wales Crusaders 0 0 0 0
03/03/2013 Rochdale 0 0 0 0

Biography

26-year-old Hardcastle has become a key figure for the club since returning from York City Knights in 2014, with his ability with the ball in hand and from the kicking tee making him a considerable threat for Thunder.

His prolific scoring rate saw him become the club’s all-time record point scorer in 2016, surpassing the previous best mark set by Paul Thorman in just 55 games, with his current tally standing at 449.

Closing in on 100 career appearances, his growing composure and game awareness has also been to the fore in 2016, with timely taken drop goals against the All Golds and in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield final ensuring key victories for Thunder.

Having chosen a third consecutive year at Thunder over offers from other clubs, Hardcastle is hoping to achieve big things in a Newcastle shirt in 2017.