Castleford Tigers star Jake Trueman’s destination confirmed live on Sky Sports

Jake Trueman has been heavily linked with a move to Hull FC for the past month or so following the deadline for negotiations – May 1 – has passed.

The halfback has been at Castleford Tigers since the start of the 2017 Super League season – the year in which he debuted as a teenager – and has grown to be their number one playmaker in recent seasons.

Trueman has been a big part of the Castleford life since making the move from Bradford Bulls, registering almost 100 appearances in that time.

Of course, it’s not all been plain sailing for the halfback at the Jungle, with a serious back injury ending his 2021 season prematurely with the matter now thought to have been solved.

That being said, the Tigers have been blowing hot and cold in 2022 with the lack of creativity in the halves sometimes being a problem.

However, with Trueman out of contract at the end of 2022, he has been linked with a move to the MKM Stadium with head coach Lee Radford previously confirming that he will not be at the Jungle in 2023.

“With Truey (Trueman) obviously going, there is going to obviously be eight million halves thrown in the hat with the lack of depth in this country with halves.

“So, I think anybody who is out of contract is an option.”

And, now Sky Sports pundit Brian Carney confirmed that Trueman will be playing for Hull FC in 2023 following Hull KR’s big loss to Huddersfield Giants yesterday.

So, with Trueman seemingly moving on at the end of this season, it remains to be seen who Castleford head coach Lee Radford will bring in to replace him – though Warrington Wolves’ Gareth Widdop and Wakefield Trinity’s Jacob Miller are expected through the doors.

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