Jake Trueman has signed an extension with the club he made his super league debut for last season despite potential interest from fellow super league clubs.
The young halfback may have been in the shop window of many coaches this off-season but it is Castleford where he has promised his future after signing a three year contract extension. The deal keeping him tied to Castleford until 2020.
Trueman stormed onto the Super League stage at the DW stadium in a match that was must win for the opposition that day, Wigan. A hat-trick of tries on full debut was on the back of some fantastic organisational play, and aged just 19, Castleford will be excited about his future.
Daryl Powell said; “I’m really happy that Jake has decided to extend his stay with us. He has shown, in particular against Wigan, that he has a ton of potential. He is a mature rugby league player for his age and we think there is a lot more to come from him.”
The Bradford academy product was a key cog in the fight for an academy Grand Final for the Tigers and will look to take that toughness and grit into training to fight for a spot in the first team.
Trueman said; ”I’m very happy to have the next three years sorted out here at Castleford,
“I’m looking to play as many games as I can in 2018 as I look to put pressure on the two starting halves.”
If he can break into the first team, he will be looking to add to his 3 appearances on the back of last season.