Alex Sutcliffe will be a Castleford Tigers player in 2022.
The 22-year-old made the move from local rivals Leeds Rhinos, but with just 15 appearances under his name for Leeds, Sutcliffe has spent a lot of time on dual registration and on-loan at Featherstone Rovers, accumulating 20 appearances over a period of three seasons.
Now, though, he can’t wait to get started at the Jungle under new Castleford head coach Lee Radford.
“I’m looking forward to working under Radders (Lee Radford) and playing in a new system with a new set of lads,” Sutcliffe told Serious About Rugby League.
“Cas had a good year last year getting to the Challenge Cup Final and have signed well for 2022 so I’m really looking forward to it.”
It means fitting into a new system, but the Yorkshireman is happy to slot in anywhere – though he is primarily aiming for a second-row spot.
“I’ll be hoping to play in the back row at Castleford, however I am happy to play either in the centre or second row.”
Sutcliffe came through the academy at Leeds and was given his debut back in 2017. And, current boss Richard Agar was key in his development according to the 22-year-old.
“Before it was announced that I had signed at Cas, I really liked working under Rich (Richard Agar).
“He gave me an opportunity and I played in some big games which I am extremely grateful for.”