Former Castleford winger heads to rugby union

Former Castleford Tigers winger Garry LO has moved to rugby union.

Lo, who joined the Tigers after a prolific spell with Sheffield, has been in France for the last two years playing for Elite One side AS Carcassonne.

But he has now turned to the 15-man code after signing a deal with Sporting Club Albigeois.

He was released by Cas after he had assisted the police in an inquiry and subsequently moved to France.

Joining Sheffield in 2017, he scored a ridiculous 50 tries in 46 games, earning him a move to Super League after impressive performances in the World Cup for Papua New Guinea.

However, his time at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle was short-lived as he made just one appearance, scoring one try.

Despite the cross-code switch, PNG coach Michael Marum says he is still in contention for the nation’s rugby league side, on the basis he crosses codes again.

“If he’s on a short-term deal and returns to an International Rugby League-affiliated competition, then he’s eligible for Kumuls selection leading up the World Cup,” Marum said.

“But if he opts to remain in rugby union next year, then he is ineligible.