PNG winger joins Castleford

Castleford Tigers have completed the signing Garry Lo from Sheffield Eagles.

The prolific winger has signed a two-year deal at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle but will return on loan to Sheffield when he is not required by the Tigers.

Having scored 33 tries in 28 games this season, the Papua New Guinea international has become one of the Championship’s hottest prospects.

The 23-year-old previously represented PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup before moving to England ahead of the 2016 season.

Speaking on the move, Lo told the Castleford Tigers website: I’m speechless! To be given this opportunity is a dream come true for me. To get the chance to test myself at the highest level in Super League is so exciting and I can’t wait to join the boys soon for pre-season training.”

Head coach Daryl Powell added: “Garry Lo has been a really exciting player for Sheffield over the last two years. I’ve had a good look at him and I think he will fit perfectly into the way that we play. He’s an exciting player, he’s very robust and a strong ball carrier who’s got an ability to pass the ball as well, so I think he’ll be a very exciting player to add into what we have already got.”