Yet another Super League club has begun pre-season preparations for the 2023 Super League campaign.
The first two clubs to start their pre-season training were Wakefield Trinity under their new boss Mark Applegarth and Hull KR who are also under a new coach in the shape of Willie Peters.
Then Hull FC, Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos followed suit with the Red Devils welcoming new signing Sam Stone and the Rhinos welcoming Derrell Olpherts.
Olpherts seems set to wear the number 16 shirt at Leeds moving Richie Myler to the number one. Meanwhile, Jack Sinfield has seemingly moved up to the number 29 shirt.
At Hull FC, they’re under new coach Tony Smith as he strives to take the club back to the play-offs in 2023. Scott Taylor meanwhile has spoken about Smith bringing ‘positivity’ to the club.
Today, Castleford Tigers have joined these clubs in pre-season preparations. Head Coach Lee Radford will likely not be overly involved due to the fact he is working with Samoa in the Rugby League World Cup and is looking forward to the final on Saturday against Australia at Old Trafford after helping Matt Parish mastermind Samoa’s win over England in the semi-final at the Emirates.
The Tigers agonisingly missed out on the play-offs in 2022 due to a last minute try against eventual Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos in the final game.
Thus, the Tigers will be out to right some wrongs in 2023.