In 2023, Castleford Tigers will be without Cheyse Blair for the first time since he joined the club in 2018 after a three year spell with Melbourne Storm as they played in two consecutive Grand Finals.
This is why Blair initially declined the move to the Tigers though a phone call with Daryl Powell changed his mind.
“I Kept hearing through the media that Castleford were interested in me. At first I declined and wanted to stay in Melbourne but the interest increased and it was something I always wanted to do, play in the Super League, so I took the opportunity after a phone call from Daryl Powell,” he said to Serious About Rugby League.
He still has a soft spot for the club and has tipped them for success in 2023: “Yeah for sure I’ll keep watching them.
“They have a good group of lads there. They definitely have a squad that can be successful.
“I wish them the best.
He also explained the difference between Super League and the NRL:
“The NRL is definitely a faster game. Somehow I felt the Super League was tough in a way of how many games you need to play in a certain amount of days. Through the Easter period you play 3 games in 10 days. Not good player Welfare that. They don’t do that in the NRL so that was tough.”
Meanwhile, his favourite memory was success against Wakefield Trinity:
“My favourite Memory would be probably the derby with Wakefield and never losing to them.”