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Castleford Tigers “actively” looking to make signing after releasing overseas forward

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Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they are in the market for an overseas player after the release of forward Albert Vete.

The club confirmed the news with a statement released via their website and a post on social media.


“We wish Albert the best for the future and thank him for his services to the club during his time at The Jungle.”

The statement then continued, adding: “Castleford Tigers can confirm that Albert Vete has left the club by mutual consent.

“Albert played 10 times for the Tigers since joining in 2023.

“We wish Albert the best for the future and thank him for his services to the club during his time at The Jungle.”

It had been suggested earlier in the week that Vete would be released to make way for Ben Nakubuwai at Leigh Leopards, which in turn would allow the Leopards to recruit NRL full-back David Armstrong, however, Adrian lam has confirmed that Nakubuwai will remain with the club and he is currently nursing an injury anyway.

Castleford Tigers primed to fill quota spot

Albert Vete and Konrad Hurrell

Credit: Imago Images

It was then confirmed by Castleford Tigers that Vete’s release means that they will make a signing soon with the club “actively working to fill” the vacant quota spot.

Director of Rugby Danny Wilson said:”Albert is a great person and a likeable person in the playing group. Unfortunately, he has struggled with injury and the time has come for him to focus on the next chapter of his life. We would like to wish him and his family all the best for their future endeavours.”

“Albie’s departure now frees up a quota spot which we are actively working to fill.”

Head coach Craig Lingard has been vocal about the club’s need to make signings and it now seems that he will be getting an overseas signing soon, with suggestions that it could even be the released Tex Hoy.

Lingard had previously explained that the club couldn’t move for Hoy due to the fact they were at max quota but that situation has clearly now changed.

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