Cook pens extension at Castleford

Matt Cook has signed a one year contract extension at Castleford, the club has confirmed.

The new deal will see Cook remain at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of the 2017 season.

A new recruit at the start of 2015 following his departure from London Broncos, the former international made 17 appearances for Cas last season and did enough to convince Daryl Powell to offer him new terms, which will see Cook remain at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

“I’m over the moon to be staying at Castleford for the next two years,” said Cook.

“Since I joined the club last season I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team. I feel very settled at the club and I think that comes down to the club culture and how tight knit the boys are.

“Last season we narrowly missed out on making the top four in order to push for silverware. I’m really looking forward to the next two seasons at Cas and I truly believe we can go on and win trophies.  I’d like to thank Powelly, the coaching staff, Steve Gill and the club for giving me the opportunity to extend my stay with the Tigers.”

Head coach Powell added: “Cooky has been a quality signing for us with his energy and athleticism being two great strengths. I’m confident he has a whole heap of further development in his game and I am really pleased to extend his deal and secure his services for the next two years.”

The news comes a day after it was confirmed that Mike McMeeken had signed a two-year extension with the club.