The likes of Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Huddersfield Giants and Castleford Tigers have been busy with transfers especially the Tigers and they have now added Josh Simm to their ranks on a two year deal.
Simm came through the Academy at St Helens as a youngster and In the 2019 under-19s academy season scored a total of 30 tries in 20 games. He went on to play 19 times for the Saints first team, while having two spells on loan at Leigh, and one at Hull FC.
In 2023, Josh said goodbye to the UK and went to ply his trade in Australia for the Wynnum Manly Seagulls. Throughout the 2023 season in the Queensland Cup he featured 17 times and scored 7 tries.
Now, he’s ready to join up with the Tigers and is excited for the opportunity to return to Super League!
“I’m absolutely buzzing, I really can’t wait! I left Saints last year and I wanted something new to challenge myself. I went over to Australia and really thrived over there so I’m excited to show people what I can do, I’ve got a lot of people to prove wrong so I’m excited.”
“It’s brilliant and the full-time environment is going to help, I’ve had a good time in Australia and I’m excited to show people what I can do”.
“The Cas fans can expect full commitment, and 100% effort in every game and I pride myself in being able to score from anywhere in attack. My Defence has come on leaps and bounds over in Australia and I really want to prove to people what I can do. I left Saints under a bit of a cloud that I didn’t want in the Challenge Cup semi-final two years ago but I’m a whole different player now, a whole year wiser but I’ve loved it.”
This comes after the signing of Josh Hodson last night. He said:
“I’m very happy! It’s an exciting time for myself to be joining a club like Castleford. I can’t wait to get started. I want to challenge myself and come up from the Championship and see how I handle myself in Super League.”
“It’s going to be very helpful working with Lingard as the assistant coach. I’ve worked with him at Batley so he understands how I work as a player. Hopefully that will allow me to develop further. Linners spoke highly of the club when we spoke and he was telling me about the set up of the club before I signed.”
“I’m glad to be back in a full time environment and giving myself the time to develop. I’ll be giving it my all. I like to carry the ball. I’m not going to be holding back and I’ll give it everything I’ve got to take the opportunity with both hands.”