Ex-Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity prop Craig Huby makes rugby league return

Former Castleford Tigers prop Craig Huby is set to make his rugby league return this weekend.

He will join National Conference League side Castleford Lock Lane and play in tomorrow’s away fixture at Leigh Miners.

Huby, 36, retired at the end of 2019 following a spell at Wakefield Trinity.

He started his career at the Tigers and made his debut for the club in 2003. He went on to make 199 appearances for the Tigers, in both the Super League and the National League (Championship).

The forward was given a testimonial at the club as well for over 10 years service. This was marked with a friendly against Halifax on Boxing Day in 2013.

His best moment in a Castleford shirt was walking out at Wembley, as the Tigers reached the Challenge Cup Final, although they lost on the day.

Soon after, Huby left the Tigers and joined Huddersfield Giants on a four-year-deal. He was a crucial player in 2015 and played a part in the club’s third place finish.

But an early wrist injury disrupted his 2016 campaign and he was allowed to leave at the end of the season. He signed for West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield.

He played over 50 games for Wakefield, but picked up a shoulder injury in February 2019, and was unable able to play since.

Huby left Wakefield by mutual consent a few months later, retiring with just under 300 games under his belt across a 16-year career spanning across three different clubs in West Yorkshire.

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