Castleford Tigers sign England Knights man from Leeds Rhinos

Castleford Tigers have signed outside back Jack Broadbent on a two-year contract.

A former Batley Boys junior, Broadbent has developed and come through Leeds Rhinos’ Academy and impressed when he broke into their First Team following his debut in 2020.

Across 22 appearances he scored nine times before making the move to Featherstone Rovers for most of the 2022 season on loan, where again he has shone picking up eight four-pointers in twelve games.

Adding further options to an exciting Castleford backline, the 22-year-old has begun life as a Tiger in pre-season this week following a few weeks off due to featuring for England Knights at the end of the domestic season.

Broadbent has also impressed with the Knights programme scoring twice against Jamaica at The Jungle in 2021, and then also picking up a score against Scotland this past October.

I’m delighted to join Cas, I’ve had my first week here now and I’m having a blast!”, Broadbent told castlefordtigers.com

“The lads have made me feel really welcome and so have the coaches, I’m aching a bit after that first week of getting back into training, but I’ve really enjoyed it. The training has been good, and the standards are really high.

“I feel like I’ve fitted in really well and you can definitely feel that it’s a close-knit team and hopefully we can do that on the field and take that into the season and into our rugby.

“I’m really good friends with a couple of the boys and they’ve been telling me about the club before I came over and they’ve been giving me a bit of an insight. I’m happy to be back with them!”

“I can’t wait to pull that shirt on for the first time and I’ve got some fond memories playing down here for the England Knights and Yorkshire against Australia so I’m looking forward to scoring a few in front of the Cas fans hopefully.”

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