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Castleford Tigers appoint new head coach

Super League side Castleford Tigers have appointed Daryl Powell as their new head coach.

"Castleford Tigers is such a proud and traditional Club and it has so much going for it. It is highly regarded in terms of developing its young players and the first team squad has an abundance of quality. I am looking forward to driving the standards and consistency of the team.

“Danny Orr and Richard Tunningley have done a fantastic job in stabilising the group over the last few weeks as the win v Hull KR showed.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience as Head Coach of Featherstone Rovers. I’d like to think that I’ve left them in such a positive place. I’d like to thank everybody at the Club from top to bottom. The board, players, back room staff and the fans have been massively supportive of me and I wish them all the best for the future.”

– Daryl Powell

“We have taken our time over the appointment of a new Head Coach because we wanted to ensure that we brought the right man on board and I’m convinced that Daryl Powell is that man.

“He is an excellent coach who has proven his skills at Featherstone Rovers over several seasons. He is at the cutting edge of coaching and his previous role as Assistant Coach of the England side shows how highly regarded he is.

“We would also like to thank the Featherstone Rovers Chairman, Mark Campbell for allowing us to speak to Daryl and Chief Executive, Craig Poskitt for ensuring a smooth transition.”

– Steve Gill, Tigers’ Chief Executive