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Charbel Tasipale appears in new club’s squad just 2 weeks after leaving Castleford Tigers

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Former Castleford Tigers man Charbel Tasipale has found a new team just weeks after being released by the club.

He was released on ‘compassionate grounds’, the club announced last month – with the club statement reading:

“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.”

He signed late last season, and ended up playing an important role as the club beat Wakefield Trinity in the battle to stay in Super League – and he scored in a derby victory that all but confirmed their safety.

However, this year, he struggled with injuries, not playing beyond Round Eight, and he only managed ten appearances in his ten months at the club.

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Charbel Tasipale appears in new club’s squad just 2 weeks after leaving Castleford Tigers

The Lebanon international had signed from Newtown Jets, Cronulla Sharks’ feeder team in the NSW Cup, and now, he’s back in the NSW Cup.

Strangely, he wasn’t formally announced, but has been named on the bench for Western Suburbs, linked with Wests Tigers, for their upcoming game against Sydney Roosters’ reserve team.

In the NSW Cup, Tasipale has so far made 39 appearances, scoring 12 tries.

Alongside him, there will be another debut this weekend.

The club have confirmed: “Charbel Tasipale, a recent second-row signing from Castleford Tigers in the English Super League, and Vaka Aho, a prop from Wests Tigers’ Jersey Flegg Cup team, will both make their first appearances for the Magpies this weekend.”

The Magpies have had a horrific start to the season, winning just three games and sitting bottom of the table, five points behind the Roosters.

At the other end of the scale, North Sydney Bears, rumoured to be returning to top-grade rugby league soon, are top.

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