Jake Trueman’s future at Castleford Tigers looks to be coming to an end.
The halfback has been linked with Hull FC all week with a deal said to be imminent which would end a five year affiliation with the Jungle after moving from Bradford Bulls back in January 2017.
If Trueman does leave, however, which five halfback targets could Castleford go after?
Mason Lino – Wakefield Trinity
One of the most exciting halfbacks in Super League, Mason Lino has taken the bull by the horns at Wakefield. With a superb goalkicking ability and a devastating running game, Lino would be an incredible asset to Castleford. As the Tigers currently lack creativity, the Samoan would change that in an instant.
Jacob Miller – Wakefield Trinity
Another Wakefield man included in this list is Jacob Miller. The halfback was linked with a move to Wigan Warriors in 2021 but that never actually happened. However, with Castleford a tad more desperate to nail down another playmaker, could they go one better and get a deal over the line for the elusive playmaker?
Lachlan Lam – Sydney Roosters
The young, vibrant halfback was linked with a move to Leigh Centurions earlier in the season but those claims were rubbished pretty much straightaway. However, the talented Papua New Guinean, Lachlan Lam, has found chances at the Sydney Roosters hard to come by in 2022 and a move to Super League could freshen things up.
Jack Cogger – Huddersfield Giants
Currently out of contract at the end of 2022, Jack Cogger has failed to nail down a permanent spot in Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants side. However, when given an opportunity the former NRL man has impressed and could well be the missing piece of creativity that the Tigers need to move forward.
Sam Williams – Canberra Raiders
With Super League experience under his belt from his time at Wakefield Trinity, Sam Williams knows exactly what the Super League is about. Though his time at Belle Vue wasn’t too successful, if Castleford build their team around him then Williams could be the lynchpin that the Tigers have missed so bitterly in recent seasons.