Castleford Tigers have signed Matt Cook from London Broncos on a two-year contract – with Scott Moore also leaving the club.
The current Broncos skipper, who has played all 22 games for the club this season, said: “This is my third season with the Broncos and I’ve had a fantastic time down in the capital during those three years. It’s the most settled and most welcome I’ve probably felt and that goes for both me and my wife.
“It’s been fantastic. I’ve got to thank the club for giving me the opportunity and it’s helped to make it a better player. Before I came down here I’d had a few injuries that probably put me down the pecking order at clubs and even in my first year with London I had a nasty injury to my ACL but the club and all the staff were fantastic.
“They helped to get me back to my best and since then I’ve not looked back. I’ve been injury free for a season and a half and have been playing some decent rugby. Last year was a horrible place for the club to be in and I was really chuffed for the club that they came through it and was really honoured when I was given the opportunity to captain the side this season.
“I’m sorry that I couldn’t lead the club to a bit more success and to survive relegation. It’s going to be sad leaving on a sour note but I do believe in what Joey Grima is doing at the club. Off the field the club is going in the right direction and is being run really well.
“As bad as it looks at the moment I wholeheartedly believe they will be able to bounce back from relegation.
I’ve really enjoyed my time here and I’d like to thank the Broncos fans as well – they’ve been fantastic.”