Tigers eye up Harrison

Castleford Tigers are one of several clubs chasing the services of James Harrison.

League Express understands the prop has interest from several Super League clubs, including the Tigers.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell revealed earlier this month that he was after a forward who could play both back-row and in the middle, a box the Featherstone Rovers forward ticks.

He played largely in the back row at Batley before moving to Featherstone, where this year he has transitioned to prop, starting the season there for Rovers and carrying on in that role for Leeds, who took him on loan for the rest of the season from their dual-registration partner.

The end of last season saw him score in four consecutive games for Rovers as they reached the play-off final and he scored four tries in six games before the Championship season was declared null and void.

He has impressed during his three appearances for the Rhinos and the Tigers have now shown interest in securing his services.

However, he is currently on contract at Featherstone, who would command a fee, and the club would then need to agree personal terms.

The son of former Great Britain forward Karl, the 24-year-old is regarded as one of the best forwards outside Super League.

Castleford could learn whether Gareth O’Brien soon. The Tigers have offered him a deal for next season, but he will only take it up if Toronto are not re-admitted to Super League.

The Wolfpack lodged their submission for re-entry on Friday and a meeting between prospective owner Carlo LiVolsi and the Super League board is understood to take place on November 2nd.

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