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Lynch extends stay at Castleford

Castleford prop Andy Lynch has signed a one year contract extension which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 and potentially beyond.

The new deal gives Lynch the option to stay with the Tigers for another year if he wants to continue.

The 36-year-old became the oldest active player in Super League at the beginning of this season.

At this time the body feels good, age is just a number, and as long as I still feel I can give it my all then I’ll continue to play. Rugby League has been my life, I enjoy every day working here at Cas and I don’t want it to stop.

– Andy Lynch


'Tough tackling' on crime in the Jungle

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 Jungle will be used for police training exercises on Monday Credit: Press Association

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.

– Mark Burns-Williamson PCC

Cas star Carney to join Salford on loan

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.


Cas sign Joel Monaghan

Joel Monaghan Credit: Dave Howarth/DAH Sports Images/Press Association Images

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."

– DARYL POWELL, Castleford Head Coach

Funeral takes place today of Castleford Tigers chairman Jack Fulton

Jack Fulton whose funeral takes place today Credit: Castleford Tigers

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 Tigers suspend Justin Carney

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."

– Castleford Tigers

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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