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Oliver Holmes reacts to his Castleford departure

Oliver Holmes has left Castleford Tigers after spending all of his rugby league career to date at his hometown club.

The second-rower has made 221 appearances for the club, having been part of the Tigers set up from his youth before making his debut in 2010.

And, the emotion was rife as the 29-year-old said goodbye on Instagram.

Upon signing for the Wire, Holmes said: “Warrington is such a big club and I’m looking forward to the challenge next season. Having been at Cas my whole adult life it was a decision which took a lot of thought but I’m excited for the challenge ahead next year.

“I found out recently that my grandad’s brother, Geoff Oakes, played for Warrington in the 1960s so to be following in my family’s footsteps is great too.

“Powelly had spoken to me and said he was keen to take me over with him. I’ve been coached by him for the last seven years, we’ve got a great relationship and I think he’s a fantastic coach. It’ll be good to continue that partnership over at Warrington.”

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