World Cup star confirms Super League transfer

Castleford Tigers have said repeatedly that they are interested in mid season signings.

Earlier this week they stated that a couple were on their way before they announced the arrival of halfback Riley Dean on loan from Warrington Wolves.

Now it has been confirmed in The National over in Papua New Guinea that World Cup star Nixon Putt has joined the Tigers on a two year deal.

Putt himself confirmed the news with the paper.

“I’ve been playing in the Hostplus Cup for seven years and it has always been my dream to play in the NRL or Super League and to finally achieve that is just a great feeling,” Putt said.

“I’m just happy to test myself in higher level competition and looking forward to the challenge. I give credit to myself that I have been patient all along, I didn’t give up, I continued to play consistent footy and finally got the opportunity.

“It’s good that my wife and kid will be coming with me to UK. The contract covers everything for my family as well so it’s a great opportunity for them (family) to see and experience other part of the world.”

When the club will officially announce the news remains to be seen.

The news has long been rumoured with Rugby League Live initially reporting it.