Could Jake Trueman leave Castleford Tigers early?

It’s been a transfer saga that has waded on for months now, but it’s appearing ever-likely that Castleford Tigers halfback Jake Trueman is set to leave the Jungle at the end of the 2022 Super League season.

Trueman has been a big part of the Castleford life since making the move from Bradford Bulls in 2017, 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.

And, 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.

With Josh Reynolds departing Hull before the end of the season, as per the Hull Daily Mail, that leaves a gap in the halves.

Could the Black and Whites try and coax Trueman to the MKM Stadium earlier than anticipated?

If so, it would reunite the 23-year-old with veteran halfback Luke Gale with whom he played at the Jungle for a number of years.

It is of course past the May 1 deadline when players can negotiate with rival clubs so anything is possible in Super League, though Trueman is still very much under contract at Castleford so a fee would be required.

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