Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of back rower Larne Patrick from Huddersfield Giants on loan for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Patrick made his Giants debut in 2009, against Castleford Tigers, and has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
Last year he spent the whole of the 2015 season on loan at Wigan Warriors in a move that saw Jack Hughes go the other way joining Huddersfield.
As a youngster, Patrick rose through the Bradford academy before moving to Australian side Narrabeen Sharks. The 27-year old has represented Wales and appeared in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup for his country playing against USA, Cook Islands and Italy.
He will start training with the Tigers this Friday and could feature in Sunday’s home game v Hull KR. “I’m delighted to be at such a passionate club who are now a formidable team who are pushing for silverware,” he said. “I’ll be doing my best to help the team achieve their goals this season.”
Speaking on Patrick’s appointment Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said: “In terms of injuries we have been belted a little bit over the past month and to get someone in like Larne gives us a few options. He’s a good player and he’s highly rated in the game. I like the way he plays and he’s a tough defender.”