Jamie Ellis returns to Castleford Tigers on three-year deal

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have re-signed half-back Jamie Ellis from Huddersfield Giants on a three-year deal. Ellis will be with the club until the end of the 2020 season, and the Tigers say he will compete with Luke Gale and Ben Roberts for a spot in the halves. The 28-year old re-joins the Tigers having previously playing for…

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Hardaker ban shows nobody is immune to being caught – but players need help

The overriding emotion to the news concerning Zak Hardaker over the last seven days has been nothing but one of sadness. It’s sadness for a number of reasons. One, I fully believed Hardaker when he said repeatedly that he had shed himself of the demons and off-field indiscretions which had plagued the early years of his career. Two, it cast…

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Leeds win historic eighth Grand Final

Leeds Rhinos are Super League champions for the eighth time. The Rhinos, in Danny McGuire and Rob Burrow’s final game for the club, beat Castleford 24-6 to ensure their time with Leeds ended on the ultimate high. McGuire was outstanding from start to finish, scoring two tries and kicking two drop goals as Leeds ensured there would be no fairytale…

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The day that shook Rugby League

Richard de la Riviere looks ahead to the Betfred Super League Grand Final SO, I have a book coming out next week and I’m starting to write a new regular column for Rugby League’s finest website. I assure you that’s just a coincidence! There’s only one place to start, obviously. The Grand Final. The 20th Super League Grand Final, no less.…

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McShane thought Grand Final opportunity had passed him by

Castleford hooker Paul McShane says he is determined not to let his first Grand Final experience end with a whimper tomorrow – after admitting he thought the chance to play at Old Trafford had passed him by after leaving Saturday’s opponents, Leeds. McShane, a Leeds lad born and bred, was released by the Rhinos in 2013 forcing him to head…

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: TotalRL sits down with Castleford CEO Steve Gill

In our latest big interview, TotalRL writer Aaron Bower sits down with Castleford CEO Steve Gill to discuss his time at the club, what it would mean for the town and a very special story concerning the club’s former owner, Jack Fulton, before he passed away in 2015. AB: Steve, the players and the staff have said all week they will…

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Zak Hardaker axed from Castleford’s Grand Final squad for breach of club rules

Zak Hardaker has been left out of Castleford’s squad for the Grand Final following a breach of club rules. The fullback, shortlisted for the Man of Steel after an incredible maiden season at the Tigers, has been dropped as a result of the incident. His exclusion comes as a huge blow to the Tigers’ hopes of winning their first ever…

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FANS CORNER: Castleford fans discuss the 2017 Super League Grand Final

In the first of a special two-part series in the run-up to the 2017 Super League Grand Final, here’s what the Castleford half of our expert fans panel thinks of the Tigers’ chances the Saturday: as well as the threat posed by opponents Leeds Rhinos.. Part Two, with the Leeds fans, is here. Josh Pratt (@pratty91) – from Castleford I…

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Leeds never doubted themselves after Castleford thumping, says Cuthbertson

It was, for Castleford and Leeds fans, a night nobody will forget for varying reasons. As the Tigers celebrated with their fans following the 66-10 hammering of their bitter West Yorkshire rivals, the celebrations were not too different to that of a Grand Final, even given how the game was only taking place in early March. The prospect of the…

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