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Castleford Tigers signing departs and returns to Australia

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have released overseas signing Charbel Tasipale from his contract with immediate effect.

Tasipale arrived at the club late last year as the Tigers fought out a relegation scrap with neighbours Wakefield Trinity with the second-rower/centre proving a vital asset late on in the year.

The 2024 campaign has been far more difficult for him though as he suffered a brutal injury early on in the campaign and has yet to play since Round Eight of the competition way back in April.

During his 10-month stay at the club, he made ten appearances and scored just one try but he now returns back down under following the news of today’s release.

Castleford Tigers confirmed that the Lebanese international had been released on “compassionate grounds” as they wished him well on his future ventures. The club confirmed the news via their social media with a brief statement.

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Castleford Tigers release overseas signing

Castleford Tigers Charbel Tasipale attempts to stop Catalans Dragons winger Tom Johnstone from scoring a try at Stade Gilbert Brutus

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The club broke the news via their X profile with the following statement attached.

“Castleford Tigers can confirm that Charbel Tasipale has been released from his contract at the club after returning to Australia on compassionate grounds.

“We thank Charbel for his services to the club during his time here and wish him well for the future.”

The 24-year-old had arrived on an initial one and a half year deal with an option for a further year in the club’s favour, meaning that Tasipale could have been contracted until the end of next season.

Instead, he returns home after less than a season and having played just ten games with the injury sustained against Wigan proving to be the last action he made in a Tigers shirt.

He had signed from Cronulla Sharks’ feeder team Newtown Jets and was an established Lebanese international having played four games for the Cedars.

His departure will now mean that the club have an available quota spot that could be used to target more size in their pack, something that the club have been desperately lacking so far in 2024.

You can see Castleford Tigers’ statement attached in the tweet below.

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  1. Mongtard

    June 27, 2024 at 8:21 pm

    He returned to Australia weeks ago

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