Castleford and Huddersfield complete player swap

Castleford and Huddersfield have confirmed the swap deal involving Jordan Rankin and Joe Wardle.

Rankin joined the Tigers from the Giants on a season-long loan deal last year, with Wardle going the other way on the same terms.

Both sides have now agreed on permanent transfers, with each player penning one-year deals with their respective clubs.

On returning to Huddersfield, Wardle said: “I’m delighted to be playing with the Giants in 2020 and delighted to confirm I’m playing my Rugby in Huddersfield again. I’m excited to be back at a club with my brother and watch his development as well as work hard for the side again”

Joe Wardle has signed a one-year deal with Huddersfield.

“After last year, we need to improve and deliver more for the fans and I’m happy that I’ll get the chance to do that”

On signing a permanent deal with the Tigers, Rankin also added:: “I’ve really enjoyed my time this year and I’m looking to give myself a full pre-season with the coaching staff and the boys, pushing on again for a big year.

“I can’t tell you the last time I’ve been as happy playing for a team as I am now playing for Cas. I look forward to training every day, talking to the coaching staff and the boys, getting the best out of myself and I believe if anyone can get the best out of me it’s Daryl, Shez (Ryan Sheridan) and Dan (Danny Orr) in 2020, and I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.”