Albury has picked up their second front rower in the past fortnight with English youngster Brad Hill committing to the Group Nine club.
Hill went through the Bradford Bulls Academy and was recommended to coach Adrian Purtell by his former Bulls skipper Matt Diskin.
His signing comes just days after Bombala’s Adam Rodwell joined Thunder.
In his first season back with the border club, Purtell is excited to have the Englishman on board.
“He’s a young player who came through the academy which is like a youth team for the Bulls,” Purtell said.
“Brad was looking for a senior opportunity and we’re really excited to have him join us.
“He has size and is keen to have a crack.”
Hill played for the Diskin-coached Batley Bulldogs in the English championship league this year which is a level under Super League.
The Thunder are keen to bolster their forward pack, especially with representative lock David Cowhan leaving the club to join the Central Queensland Capras.
Trenten King has indicated he won’t be at the club next year.
Purtell hopes to secure several more signatures in coming weeks.
“We’re probably just looking for a bit of experience in the forwards,” he said.
“I think we are in pretty good shape.
“There are another one or two spots in the outside backs up for grabs if someone comes along.”
Already the Thunder had secured Purtell, Group 20 flyer Keanau Wighton and Curtly Jenkinson before the two front rowers came on board.
Shannon Rupapere is also expected to have a much bigger impact after injured curtailed his season early.
The Thunder have been training for the past two weeks and Purtell is happy with how things are travelling.
“I’m pretty confident with the players we have got and things are just going along nicely,” he said.