Castleford Tigers' stadium will be used for a different form of 'tough tackling' today as West Yorkshire Police use it as a training ground.
The Force's new recruits, along with sixth-form pupils from Royds School in Leeds, will take part in exercises such as simulated arrests, patrols in and around the ground, and will be tasked to deal with simulated 'incidents' in real time to test their policing skills.
It's great to see members of the public, players and students getting involved in assisting the development of police training in West Yorkshire. It's vital that every officer who polices West Yorkshire gets the right training from a variety of experiences so that they can provide the best possible service to our communities.
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Castleford star Justin Carney is to join Salford Devils on a season-long loan deal, it has been announced.
Australia-born Carney scored 63 tries in 62 games since joining the Tigers at the start of 2013, including 18 in Super League last season.
He was suspended towards the end of the campaign for a breach of club discipline.
Castleford Tigers have signed Warrington's prolific tryscoring winger Joel Monaghan on a two-year deal.
The 33-year-old Australian, who averaged a try a match in his 145 appearances for the Wolves, had been linked with Catalans Dragons and Salford after being released from the final year of his contract at Warrington at the end of the 2015 season.
Monaghan, a former player with Sydney Roosters and Canberra who won State of Origin honours with New South Wales and played for Australia in the 2008 World Cup final, was captain of Warrington in his final year at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
"I'm really excited. This is a team that are challenging for trophies and top fours. Cas are a very well coached side and they are a very good bunch of blokes. I know a couple of the guys but I'm looking forward to pre-season and getting to know the rest of them."
"Joel Monaghan is a high quality and experienced winger to add to our backline. He is a proven tryscorer with good leadership skills and I expect him to help drive our standards in 2016."
The funeral takes place today of Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton.
Players are expected to attend to pay their respects to Mr Fulton, the founder of a chain of frozen food stores, who died last week at the age of 83.
He became chairman at Castleford RLFC in the early 1990s.
Castleford have suspended Australian winger Justin Carney pending an internal investigation.
In a brief statement on the club's website, the Tigers say the 27-year-old Australian has been suspended with immediate effect.
"Castleford Tigers RLFC can confirm that Justin Carney has been suspended from the club with immediate effect, whilst an internal investigation is undertaken," the statement said. "Castleford Tigers will not be making any further comment at this time."
Carney has been a huge success since he joined the Super League club on a two-year contract from Sydney Roosters almost three years ago. The winger has scored 63 tries in 62 appearances despite serving five separate suspensions for foul play in his three seasons so far. He was in the Tigers team that lost to Leeds in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley 12 months ago.
Carney, who also played for Canberra Raiders, last year signed a new five-year deal with Castleford and recently expressed an interest in playing for England, for whom he qualifies under the residency rule later this year.
The announcement comes at a crucial time for the Tigers, who play third-placed Huddersfield in their next Super 8s match next Thursday needing a win to keep alive their hopes of a semi-final spot
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Plans for a new 10,000 seater stadium for Castleford Tigers have moved a step closer after the government decided not to call in the application.
Wakefield Council approved the original planning application for the £135m stadium but because of the size of the scheme it was referred to the Department for Communities and Local Government.
The government has now announced it supports the decision of the local authority. The new stadium is expected to create 2000 jobs.
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Former Hull centre Ben Crooks is to return to Super League after signing a three-year deal with Castleford.
The 23-year-old son of former Castleford player Lee Crooks left Hull at the end of last year to join Parramatta but failed to break into their NRL team and will link up with his home-town club in November ahead of the 2016 season.
Crooks burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion in 2012 and the following year he was named in the Super League Dream Team and won the Super League young player-of-the-year award.
Even though I have not yet managed to break through and play in the NRL, I believe I have achieved my goals in my career development and will return to Super League a better player for the experience.
I have loved by time at Parramatta and thank everyone for their guidance and support.
Castleford Tigers are my hometown club who made a determined effort to sign me both now and when I first turned professional, and I am anticipating an exciting new chapter in my career."