Ex-Castleford Tigers star Denny Solomona on Super League career as he finds new club

Denny Solomona was once the man on everyone’s lips in rugby league.

After making the trip halfway around the world to join the London Broncos, Solomona impressed enough in 2014 to earn a deal with Castleford Tigers – who had reached the Challenge Cup Final in that year.

It proved an inspired choice for club and player, with Solomona taking the Jungle by storm, scoring 60 tries in 45 appearances.

In 2016, Solomona scored a record-breaking 37th try in a single Super League season in Castleford’s Super 8s win over Catalans which broke a 12-year record held by former Bradford Bulls hulking winger, Lesley Vainikolo.

Solomona finished the season with a total of 40 tries along with another 2 in the Challenge Cup competition – a record which still hasn’t been broken.

That all came to an end when a high-profile move to rugby union Sale Sharks at the end of 2016 cut all ties with Castleford fans.

Still, the ex-England rugby union star etched memories into Tigers folklore, memories which Solomona posted on Instagram along with London, Sale and England highlights.

Solomona posted: “Can’t express what England gave to me not only as a player but as a man too. Coming back to New Zealand with a growth Mindset and ready to go full steam ahead this year.”

Now he is set to take on a new challenge in his native New Zealand, signing with local rugby union side North Harbour ahead of their Bunnings NPC campaign.

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