Rankin admits he knew it was time to leave Huddersfield before Castleford switch

Jordan Rankin admits he knew he was out of favour at Huddersfield in 2019, but he believes his new club Castleford Tigers could help him reach his potential as a Super League player in 2019. Rankin has swapped clubs with Tigers forward Joe Wardle on an initial loan arrangement which is likely to become permanent at some stage this year.…

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Castleford set to agree swap deal with Huddersfield to plug Gale gap

Castleford are on the verge of completing a swap deal with Super League rivals Huddersfield Giants that will see utility Jordan Rankin head to the Tigers – with Joe Wardle returning to his former club in the process. After Luke Gale suffered a ruptured achilles in training last weekend, and has subsequently been ruled out for the entire 2019 campaign,…

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Castleford considering applying for cap dispensation after Gale injury – but insist they have options internally

Castleford director of rugby Jon Wells has admitted the Tigers are considering applying to the RFL for dispensation on the salary cap following Luke Gale’s serious Achilles injury – but believes they have adequate options to replace him already at the club. Gale is almost certain to miss the entire 2019 campaign after suffering a ruptured Achilles in training on…

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Luke Gale likely to miss start of season as he recovers from knee surgery

Castleford may well have to start the new Super League season without England half-back Luke Gale, coach Daryl Powell has conceded. Gale endured an injury-hit 2018, before heading in for knee surgery at the end of the season which ruled him out of the autumn Test series against New Zealand. And Powell admitted to League Express that Gale’s recovery may…

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WATCH: Hilarious Best Man speech with Daryl Powell

Castleford Tigers supporter Ross Bennett gave some light to the normal rounds of Rugby League Twitter today, posting a video of part of his best man’s speech which included an ‘Interview’ with Daryl Powell. Bennett took to social media to post the video and said: “As part of their Best Men speech at my wedding on Saturday, the lads conducted…

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Wells denies Sa’u links to Castleford – but says Tigers are still in market for players

Castleford head of rugby Jon Wells has denied speculation Junior Sa’u rejected a move to the Tigers – while also shedding insight on the club’s recruitment plans for 2019. Reports had suggested that Salford centre Sa’u had declined a chance to sign for Castleford. Wells admitted the two clubs had a ‘brief conversation’ about a move for Sa’u, but talks…

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Castleford motivated by being overlooked, says Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell insists his ‘upstart’ side draw extra motivation from receiving little recognition in recent weeks – and believes they are out to prove they belong as an elite Super League side over the next fortnight. The Tigers blazed a trail throughout 2017, finishing as runaway league leaders before reaching the Grand Final for the first time. They…

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Tigers too strong for Hull at KC Stadium

Castleford Tigers were too strong for Hull FC tonight at the KC Stadium, winning 8-28 after establishing a 0-18 lead at half-time. Hull FC came into this game desperate to atone in front of their own supporters for their disastrous 80-10 defeat by Warrington Wolves eight days earlier. They were competitive for the first 15 minutes but went behind when…

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Castleford unlikely to recruit Jake Webster replacement for 2019, admits Daryl Powell

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has indicated that Greg Minikin, rather than a new recruit, is the favourite to fill the centre spot which will be vacated by Jake Webster for 2019. Webster is heading to Bradford on a two-year deal, and though the Tigers have tried to strengthen their backline – League Express revealed earlier this year they were interested…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League Super 8s games

Hull FC v Castleford (7:45pm, KCOM Stadium, Sky Sports) Despite being beaten 80-10 at Warrington last week, injury-hit Hull FC make just one change to their 19-man squad for Friday night’s game against Castleford. Young centre Cameron Scott comes in – he replaces prop Mickey Paea, who joins the club’s lengthy injury list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Castleford coach Daryl Powell names…

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