Why Castleford Tigers signing will NOT play against Wakefield Trinity

Following the latest round of fixtures outside Super League, the following sanctions have been issued:

Mason Opie-Palmer – Hull FC Reserves – Grade D Dangerous Throw – Refer to Tribunal
Jordan Thomson – Workington Town Grade D Punching – Refer to Tribunal
George Birch – London Broncos Reserves – Grade E Punching – Refer to Tribunal
Brad O’Neill – Wigan Warriors Reserves – Grade C Contact with Referee – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Isaac Nokes – Newcastle Thunder – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Bayley Lui – Sheffield Eagles – Grade A Other Contrary Behaviour – 0 Match Penalty Notice
Zac Baker – Rochdale Hornets – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 2 Match Penalty Notice
Kieron Hudson – Whitehaven – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Matt Garside – Halifax Panthers – Grade B Dangerous Contact – 1 Match Penalty Notice
Gadwin Springer – Featherstone Rovers – Grade A Dangerous Contact – 0 Match Penalty Notice

The name which stands out for Castleford Tigers fans is that of Kieron Hudson of Whitehaven. Though named as part of the Cumbrian side, Hudson is on loan from the Tigers and was named in Lee Radford’s squad for tomorrow’s clash against Wakefield Trinity at the Jungle.

Unfortunately, Hudson’s one-match ban sustained here for ‘Grade B Dangerous Contact’ means that he will have no chance of making his debut for the West Yorkshire side tomorrow night.

Hudson’s agent – Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK – waxed lyrical about the 6ft 5 prop’s future within the game.

Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast: “He is going to be some player, get ready.

“He’s only 21 and at this time it’s about building blocks, he will be full-time in five months, so watch what happens then.”

At the time of his signature with Castleford, Hudson said: “Lee (Radford) wants me to be around the lads and learn from the more experienced players and hopefully take some of their skills on board for me. I would say I’m fairly new to the sport, but I’ve got some transferable skills.

“Get some more game time under my belt, get that ball in my hands, and when I’m down in Cas just being around people and getting some experience and taking some of that knowledge back up north.”

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