Castleford land Tickle

Castleford Tigers have won the race to sign experienced second-row Danny Tickle.

The 33-year-old has penned a deal until the end of the season with Daryl Powell’s side after being released from his contract at Widnes last month.

Tickle has spent the entirety of his career in Super League, playing for Halifax, Wigan and Hull FC before moving to Widnes.

A number of clubs were thought to be interested in signing Tickle. Paul Anderson revealed that Huddersfield had held discussions with the forward while Wakefield and Hull KR were also thought to be keen.

Tickle said: “I’ve played many a time down here at Castleford, “It’s a very tough place to come and they have got a great set of players here, with obviously really good coaching staff. The background and everything about the club is really exciting. I’m looking forward to getting straight into training this week.”

Daryl Powell added: “We have taken the opportunity to sign a high-quality player who has come available at a time in the season when we have had significant injuries. I want to make sure that all of our players are on their toes in every position, and the signing of Danny Tickle enhances our squad depth with a player of proven quality at the highest level. I’m delighted to welcome Danny to Castleford.”