10th January 2018, 16:59 | Castleford

Season Preview: Castleford Tigers

Season Preview: Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers have plenty to live up to after their best ever season in Super League last year, as they clinched the League Leaders’ Shield for the very first time.

The Tigers were one of the most exciting teams to watch in UK sport as they fell just short at the final hurdle at Old Trafford.

Daryl Powell has been busy over the close-season adding to his squad with no fewer than seven players coming on board for 2018.

Winger Garry Lo should be an exciting addition to the squad after his impressive campaign with Papua New Guinea at the 2017 World Cup.

Joe Wardle is back in Super League with the Tigers after signing a three-year deal from Newcastle Knights whilst Jamie Ellis comes in from Huddersfield Giants.

Cas kick off their season at St Helens, a side who they memorably beat in the semi-finals in September to reach the Grand Final.

 

One to Watch – Garry Lo

After scoring over 50 tries in a two-year spell at Championship Sheffield Eagles, Castleford snapped up the powerful winger last autumn ahead of the World Cup.

And it looks as though it could be a frugal piece of business as the 24-year-old was one of the stars of the tournament as PNG reached the quarter-finals.

Transfers In

Joe Wardle (Newcastle Knights)
Garry Lo (Sheffield Eagles)
Jamie Ellis (Huddersfield Giants)
Mitch Clark (Hull KR)
James Green (Leigh Centurions)
James Clare (Leigh Centurions)
Cory Aston (Leeds Rhinos)

Transfers Out

Andy Lynch (Retired)
Joel Monaghan (Retired)
Luke Million (Villeneuve Leopards)
Tom Holmes (Featherstone Rovers)
Ben Crooks (Leigh Centurions)
Larne Patrick (Leigh Centurions)
Kevin Larroyer (Leigh Centurions)
Conor Fitzsimmons (Newcastle Thunder)
Jamel Goodall (Bradford Bulls)

 

First Six Fixtures

St Helens (Away) - Sky Sports
Widnes Vikings (Home)
Hull FC (Home) - Sky Sports
Hull KR (Away) - Sky Sports
Salford Red Devils (Home)
Wigan Warriors (Home)