Tigers to agree pay deal

Castleford Tigers players are set to become the eleventh club to agree to pay cuts on Monday after the club tabled two different proposals.

The Tigers’ players were given the weekend to consider the two different options and told to give a decision to the club when they return to training.

The first option is for players currently earning under £50,000 per annum to take 15% pay cuts for the rest of the year and those earning over £50,000 to take 22.5% pay cuts.

The second option is for players to remain on their existing pay cuts until October, at which point they will then return to full pay. As it stands players earning under £50,000 are on 20% pay cuts, while those above £50,000 are on 30% cuts.

Though it remains unclear which option the players will take, it’s understood the players are likely to accept one of the two offers.

When they do, they will be the eleventh club to agree to the cuts after Salford and Wakefield players agreed over the weekend.

That will leave Wigan as the final club to resolve the matter of pay cuts with their players.

Meanwhile, League Express understands the Tigers have injury concerns over both Cheyse Blair and Sosaia Feki (pictured) upon the club’s return to training.

Blair is struggling with a back injury, while calf problems continue to bother Feki, who has yet to make his debut for the club since signing from Cronulla.

Feki’s rehabilitation has continued through lockdown, but he is still not fully fit. Though this week the Tigers hope a return to full training will help his recovery.

The players will come back to training with all the squad having returned negative results for the coronavirus in tests that took place last week.

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