Former Castleford Tigers star Ben Roberts documents impressive new career

Ben Roberts is a name that will be remembered fondly in one part of West Yorkshire.

That place is Castleford, where the mercurial halfback played five seasons before departing midway through the 2019 Super League season after succumbing to a difficult injury.

Roberts had more than played his part in an incredible turnaround for the Tigers after years in the doldrums, with a League Leaders’ Shield and a Grand Final appearance in 2017 coming just five years after Castleford had finished joint bottom of Super League with just six wins from 21 games.

Now, though, Roberts has his own personal training business and looks in incredible shape as he hits his late 30s.

You can see his latest progress on his Instagram profile here.

The ex-Tiger has also hit the headlines in recent days after defending the sacked Canterbury Bulldogs John Asiata following his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bulldogs chief executive officer Aaron Warburton said last week that no unvaccinated players will play for the club.

“We won’t have someone in our squad that can’t fulfil their contractual obligations,” Warburton said.

“And if they can’t fulfil that, then they won’t be there next year.”

State restrictions will hamper NRL players that are unvaccinated with only the AFL issuing a sport-wide mandate for the jab.

Roberts, however, felt that an injustice had been done, speaking out on an Instagram story as the growing debate divide worsens Down Under.

Roberts stated: “Measure a man not when he follows the crowd, but stands strong by his own morals & beliefs.”

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