Ex-Castleford Tigers favourite Kirk Dixon takes on surprising new career gig

Former Castleford Tigers favourite Kirk Dixon earned a reputation for being a solid, tough winger who was able to kick goals masterfully.

A Hull lad born-and-bred, the 37-year-old was a big hit at the Jungle, playing a key role in Castleford’s tough run under previous boss Ian Millward and then becoming a favourite under Daryl Powell.

Dixon eventually retired in 2014 – the year in which the Tigers made the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley for the first time since 1992 – and he will forever be remembered for his try in the quarter-finals which sent Castleford on their way.

Now, though, the former wily winger has taken up a new business venture in the drinks world.

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It’s name – Badwater – is of course an alcoholic drink, but one with 63 calories in.

Dixon, in his time at the Jungle, registered over 900 points for the Tigers in 160 games – a career spanning eight years in the Castleford colours.

Prior to that, the winger had enjoyed a spell at hometown club Hull FC, but managed just 17 appearances before moving to pastures new in rugby union.

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