Castleford Tigers name 21-man Boxing Day Squad

DARYL POWELL has named a 21-man squad for the Boxing Day clash against local rivals Featherstone Rovers. Boxing Day fixtures usually witness sides choosing to blood in new signings alongside up-and-coming stars and the Castleford Tigers’ squad fits the bill. With youngsters such as Jack Render, Jack Ray and Calum Turner just some of the academy players Powell has included…

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A fitting tribute to the Tigers’ 2017 season

Martyn Sadler, the editor of League Express, has written the foreword to ‘Cas Tigers: the Breakthrough Year’, which has been newly published by League Publications Limited. With the book now in the shops, here is what he has to say about the new book. Castleford Tigers created history in 2017, finishing at the top of the league for the first…

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Trueman signs new long-term deal with Castleford

Jake Trueman has signed a new three-year deal with Castleford. The 19-year-old, who set Super League alight as he scored a hat-trick against Wigan in his first senior start, will stay with the Tigers until the end of the 2020 season. He joined the Tigers from Bradford following their financial troubles and has made a major impression during his maiden…

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Cas Tigers – The Breakthrough Year, in stores now

A new book to celebrate a stellar year for Castleford Tigers will be published next month by League Publications Limited, the publisher of League Express, in association with the Castleford club. Entitled ‘Cas Tigers – the Breakthrough Year’, the book has been written by Tigers fan Callum Walker, who graduated from the University of Leeds this summer with a first-class…

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Castleford express frustration at World Club Challenge snub

Castleford CEO Steve Gill has expressed his “disappointment” following confirmation the Tigers will not take part in the World Club Series. The Tigers were eligible to feature in the concept after reaching the Grand Final, however the concept has reverted back to a one-off game that will see Leeds travel to Australia to face Melbourne. Gill said: “It’s disappointing and…

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Halifax sign Castleford forward Will Maher on season-long loan for 2018

Castleford forward Will Maher has joined the club’s dual-registration partner Halifax on a season-long loan. The Cumbrian-born forward, who has found opportunities hard to come by at the Tigers in recent months, will continue his development with Richard Marshall’s ambitious Championship side in 2018. Maher spent last season with fellow Championship side Batley, but will now join Fax as they…

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Five Super League fixtures we already can’t wait to see in 2018

St Helens v Castleford (Friday February 2, Totally Wicked Stadium) The season actually begins 24 hours earlier when Leeds travel to Warrington – but it’s hard not to look at the first Friday game of the new season with a wandering glance. Should Castleford and St Helens repeat their performance from the Super League play-offs – which was one of…

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Jamie Ellis explains why he jumped at the chance to return to Castleford

Jamie Ellis has admitted he snatched at the chance to return to Castleford last week, after at one stage in his career believing that he would never again play for the club he supported as a boy. The halfback has re-joined the club for a second spell, three years after leaving the Tigers to join Huddersfield in pursuit of regular…

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