Castleford signing Jack Broadbent admits things “didn’t go the way I wanted” at Leeds Rhinos

Upon signing for Castleford Tigers, Jack Broadbent has acknowledged how things didn’t go to plan at previous club Leeds Rhinos.

Broadbent came through the academy ranks at Leeds and made his debut in 2019, where he was expected to break into the team on a more regular basis after impressing under Richard Agar.

However, it didn’t turn out that way and most of his 2022 season was spent on loan at Featherstone Rovers, his third loan stint in the Championship in as many seasons.

“It probably didn’t go the way I wanted it to at Leeds last year,” Broadbent admitted in his first interview since joining Super League rivals Castleford.

“I ended up on loan with Featherstone. I feel like I had a strong end to the season under Brian McDermott and I felt like I learned a lot during that time.

“This is my first permanent move and I’m looking to make that step up and become a week-in, week-out Super League player.”

Speaking on what he can bring to the Tigers, the England Knights man declared he is prepared to play anywhere for his new club as he searches for regular first-team action.

“I would say I’m a bit of a wiry player who likes to get about and get involved. I’ve got a high work rate and want to work hard for the team.

“I like to put myself about and I don’t really like not touching the ball for too long. At a young age, I think it’s good to have that versatility and being able to play in that number of positions.

“I probably wouldn’t have played half as many games if I could only play one position. I would say I probably prefer centre and maybe try and nail that down.

“But wherever the team need me, and Lee asks me to play, I’m never going to say no.”

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