Exclusive: Former Castleford Tigers star reveals ‘freakish injuries’ hampered his time at the club

Jy Hitchcox may have only been at the Castleford Tigers for two-and-a-half seasons, but his impact was great.

The Australian had moved to the club in 2016 after a short spell at Featherstone Rovers and went on to score 23 tries in 30 appearances for Castleford.

In that time, Hitchcox helped the club to the League Leaders’ Shield in 2017 and played in the Grand Final that year at Old Trafford.

Despite his impact at the Jungle, the flying winger does believe that he never got to show his ‘full potential’ at the West Yorkshire club.

“I never have any regrets,” Hitchcox told Serious About Rugby League.

“I just wish I was able to show my full potential.

“I had a few freakish injuries which kept me out for long periods at a time that didn’t allow me to lock in a full season and really play my best footy.”

The Aussie winger then joined Halifax and Bradford Bulls on-loan in 2018 and then the Odsal club permanently in the same season with Peter Mata’utia signing for the Tigers.

But, that move was tough after embedding himself firmly in the Castleford culture.

A full season was spent at Odsal until Hitchcox went to the south of France to join Toulouse where he had been a consistent star in the club’s bid to reach the top flight.

He has recently signed with the Leigh Centurions in the club’s bid to earn Super League promotion.

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