Grant Millington hung up his boots a Castleford Tigers legend at the end of the 2021 Super League season.
Since joining Castleford for the 2012 season from Canterbury Bulldogs, Millington has gone onto make over 240 appearances for the Tigers and holds the record for the most appearances made by an overseas player in the club’s
During his over-decade-long service to the Tigers, Millington helped Castleford get to Wembley twice, reach the Grand Final at Old Trafford and lift the League Leader’s Shield in 2017, the year in which he was named in Super League’s Dream Team.
That year, according to Millington, was his favourite of his career.
“I would say the whole 2017 season was my favourite,” Millington told Serious About Rugby League.
“Obviously we failed at the last hurdle but I’m proud of what we achieved.
“Not too long before that we were happy if we didn’t come last and we built a team and culture that was top notch.”
A talented prop forward who is skilful with the ball in hand, as has been shown when he has deputized at halfback, the 35-year-old was adored by teammates and supporters on the Jungle terraces alike for his consistent efforts shown on the field.
Off the pitch, the rampaging Aussie had been a fantastic member of the Castleford community, with countless player appearances and lending his assistance to local charitable fundraising efforts.
But, Millington has also revealed that he will not be giving up rugby league completely in 2022.
“I’ll be playing for Western Suburbs Red Devils in the Wollongong competition,” Millington told Serious About Rugby League.
“They’re a great local club, the coach Pete McLeod and I seem to have a similar philosophy on the game so I’m really looking forward to it!”