Alex Sutcliffe reveals why he joined Castleford Tigers and the best players at the club

When Alex Sutcliffe signed for the Castleford, the Tigers faithful were over the moon.

A 22-year-old in the prime of his life, the Leeds Rhinos had lost one of their academy stars to their nearest rivals.

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 and revealed why he joined the club.

“One fo the main things that sold me to come here was when you think of Cas it’s a rugby town and everything is rugby” Sutcliffe told the Castleford Tigers Instagram page.

“That’s just the culture here and I just wanted to be a part of it.”

Among his new squad, Sutcliffe is one of 11 new faces with Jake Mamo, Kenny Edwards, Mahe Fonua, Bureta Faraimo, Callum McLelland, George Collins, Ryan Morley, Junior Vasuitoga, Joe Westerman and George Lawler.

Having settled in seamlessly at the Jungle, Sutcliffe revealed who he felt were the two best players at Castleford currently.

“It’s difficult, but it has to be between Paul McShane and Niall Evalds, they are both top class players and England internationals.”

The former Leeds Rhinos man played a key role in Castleford’s victory over the York City Knights last weekend and will be hoping to do the same away at Doncaster on Sunday.

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