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Castleford sign Toronto fullback

Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Toronto Wolfpack fullback Gareth O’Brien until the end of the 2020 season.

O’Brien will add a wealth of Super League experience to the Tigers, having previously played for Salford Red Devils and Warrington Wolves.

Reacting to the news, he said: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity, with Toronto pulling out of the league it gives me a chance to get back playing rugby and enjoying what I do. I’m excited to get started.

“I hope to bring a big work ethic, I’ve got a good set of running legs in me and looking to slot in nicely into the team.

“I can’t wait to work with Daryl, I had a quick chat with him this morning and he has been very welcoming and I’m excited to work with him over the course of the next few months and I cannot wait to get going.”

Tigers Head Coach Daryl Powell added: “Gareth is a high-quality player who will fit in very neatly into the way that we attack, and he’ll really strengthen us I think for the remainder of this season.

“He’s a player that we have looked at before and given what has happened with Toronto and our position with Jordan Rankin going home, I thought it was important to get an experienced fullback on board and strengthen us in that position.”

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