Super League forward returns home due to family reasons

Castleford Tigers forward Suaia Matagi has headed home due to family reasons.

Sadly the prop headed home due to a family bereavement as confirmed by the club today.

They stated:

“The Tigers can also confirm that forward Suaia Matagi has flown home to New Zealand due to a recent family bereavement and everyone at the club would like to extend their condolences to Sui and his family at this difficult time. We are hoping to welcome Sui back soon.”

Castleford have also confirmed that they have secures “some signings” for the 2023 season.

The Tigers have released an update on the squad’s fitness and on top of this confirmed that they have some new faces set to join the club soon.

They stated:

“On the introduction of some new faces to the squad, the club are working hard to strengthen and freshen up the squad for the 2023 season with some signings already confirmed and we are hoping to be able to share the news of some new incoming players for the remainder of the 2023 season in the coming days as negotiations are still in progress, so keep your eyes peeled!”

The Tigers have been linked with World Cup star Nixon Putt from Papua New Guinea as well as Warrington Wolves halfback Riley Dean who has impressed on loan at Featherstone Rovers this season.

The club also confirmed which players are likely to be back for their next fixture.

“Greg Eden is getting up to full speed, he’s just ticking off a few return-to-play markers and then he will be in full training and available for selection. Nobody likes missing games and unfortunately, Greg has missed a few over the years so he can’t wait to get back.

“Alex Mellor is going through his return to play and has passed all the different levels. All he’s got to do is to do a bit of contact work now so as long passes them he be ready to go for next week.”