Castleford Tigers set to sign former Leeds Rhinos star as Lee Radford begins rebuild

Castleford Tigers are set to sign a former Leeds Rhinos star.

Head coach Lee Radford is determined to build a brand new side ahead of the 2023 Super League season with new signings already including Alex Mellor who has joined on a two and a half year deal.

One of those that has exited Leeds alongside Mellor is Jack Broadbent who has now moved on to Featherstone Rovers until the end of the year.

However, on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast, Bradford Bulls reporter The Game Caller was speaking to leading rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, and revealed that Broadbent will be a Castleford player in 2023.

“Jack Broadbent will be at Castleford next year,” The Game Caller said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

Meanwhile, Ryan Hampshire could have played his last game for Castleford Tigers as Lee Radford gives damning news on the playmaker.

Hampshire went off injured in Castleford’s win over Catalans Dragons last week, but it wasn’t initially thought to be that bad, however, Radford has confirmed he could be out for the season.

With the former Wakefield Trinity man only signing a deal until the end of the season, it means that Hampshire could have played his last game for the Tigers in what has been an awful injury-hit year for the livewire.

“It doesn’t look great,” Radford told BBC Radio Leeds.

“We’ve got a second scan booked in for him early next week, but his ACL doesn’t look great if we’re being honest.

“It’s really unfortunate for him because in the last three games, I think he’s been really good for us.

“It’s disappointing and it is a blow – the timing couldn’t be any worse for him really, but unfortunately, it’s a part of the sport that we play.

“I felt form wise he was in a really good place as he was adding to us and the way we played, so to lose him is obviously a knock for us.”

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