When Peter Mata’utia was announced as a departure from the Castleford Tigers, a lot of Tigers fans were gutted.
The South Sea Islander came through the doors at the Jungle midway through the 2018 Super League season – at first on-loan and then permanently from 2019 onwards.
It was a match made in heaven and Mata’utia went on to make 60 appearances in a Castleford shirt before it was announced that he would be leaving for the Warrington Wolves alongside teammate Oliver Holmes and head coach Daryl Powell.
And now the 30-year-old has revealed just who he will miss playing alongside at the Tigers.
That man is Castleford stalwart Nathan Massey who came through the Jungle ranks to debut in 2007 and who has since made over 250 appearances in a Tigers shirt.
— PeanutMatautia (@PeteMatautia) October 31, 2021
Meanwhile, Castleford have recruited well in the impending absence of Mata’utia and Holmes, with the likes of Jake Mamo, Alex Sutcliffe, Kenny Edwards, Callum McLelland, Mahe Fonua and Bureta Faraimo all joining the Tigers ranks under new head coach Lee Radford.