Castleford Tigers have confirmed fullback Jordan Rankin has been released by both the Tigers and his parent club Huddersfield Giants.
Rankin will return to Australia, after being granted a release on compassionate grounds. He played 31 games over two years on loan with the Tigers. In addition, he also played 38 games for Huddersfield since signing from Wests Tigers in 2017.
He told the club website: “I’m disappointed to be cutting my time short here in the UK but my family comes first and that’s always been first and foremost for me.
“I want to thank both clubs for giving me the opportunity to play, to play in Super League and I’ve really enjoyed it, my time at Cas especially. I’ll always have fond memories of playing at the club and I’ll always appreciate that I was given the chance.”
Director of Rugby Jon Wells added: “I would like to thank Jordan for his effort and commitment to the Tigers since he joined us in February last year. He has been nothing but a total professional on and off the field and I know this has been an incredibly difficult decision for him to take.
“The Tigers would like to wish Jordan and his new family all the very best for the next chapter in their lives.”