Castleford agree dual registration partnership with York

It will see the Knights utilise and give valuable game-time to players from Daryl Powell’s team in a move that should benefit both clubs.

York, who have now linked up with the Tigers three times since 2012, are expected to challenge for promotion again next season under head coach James Ford.

“It’s a positive step for us to link up with Castleford,” said Ford. “I’m confident we can build an excellent relationship where both clubs benefit on and off the field.”

Castleford Director of Rugby Jon Wells added: “With this partnership and the return of the reserve grade system for next season, we can ensure playing opportunities right across all ages and experience levels.”