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Castleford Tigers man has say on preferred position as is ready to “kick on” in 2023

The 2022 Super League season was Alex Sutcliffe’s first with the Castleford Tigers as the 2020 Challenge Cup winner with Leeds Rhinos left Headingley for the Jungle.

From the days he was starring in the Rhinos’ academy, there has always been a question over what is his best position with Sutcliffe playing centre and second-row as he developed into a Super League player.

Even in the 2020 Challenge Cup Final he played both roles for spells and was included in the team purely because of his versatility.

As he tries to regain fitness after injury curtailed his 2022 campaign, Sutcliffe revealed on Tigers TV that he is happy to play in either role as he tries to kick on: “I just want to try and get back fully right after that knee operation and challenge for place whether at backrow or centre and try and kick on.”

On pre-season, he added: “It’s been good, it’s been tough. Just getting back into it and back into stuff is good. Getting back into the team stuff has been nice after sitting on the side lines.

“I think everyone is itching for a game really and itching for it to be over. No one really likes pre-season if you say you like pre-season then you’re lying. It’s cold and just not nice.”

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