Super League club set for marquee exit

Many teams have drafted in some big names such as Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Hull KR.

Recently one of the busiest clubs has been Castleford Tigers not just with players but also coaches.

The Tigers appointed Batley Bulldogs Head Coach Craig Lingard as their new Head Coach after he was initially drafted in as Assistant to former Hull FC man Andy Last.

He is joined by Leeds Rhinos legend and former Hull KR assistant Danny McGuire.

The club have also completed some exciting business on the field such as signing Leeds Rhinos fullback Luke Hooley as well Hull KR and former Huddersfield Giants centre Sam Wood and former St Helens man Josh Simm among others.

But as new names come in, it is inevitable that current players will depart.

The Tigers appear set for more signings before the 2024 season such as in the pack.

But if they want to turn to overseas targets they will require a further exit. It is believed that Albert Vete’s future has become a sticking point.

Whether he leaves or stays, it seems that the Tigers could be set for a key departure of some description and a new arrival.

They have added a new forward to their pack recently. They signed former Wigan Warriors and Warrington prop Samy Kibula.

The young man has a good relationship with Lingard due to his time at Batley.

Lingard had his say on the young prop arriving at the Jungle for the new season:

“I’m pleased that he’s joining us. He’s a big unit, he’s got a strong carry in him. He can play as well for a big man. He can play away from the line too, he has a good offload in is repertoire. He’s got a lot of development to come.

“He burst on to the scene a few years ago at Wigan and people expected big things from him. He’s had a few seasons in the Championship and last season he really developed at Batley and turned out to be a standout player there.”

“The potential that he’s got, he could be a really good pick up for us.”