Leeds Rhinos, Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves, Hull FC and Hull KR have secured signings for next year but some clubs had to be focused on signings for this year such as Blake Austin from Leeds Rhinos and a number of signings arriving at Cas to turn around their season and fend of relegation.
It seems to be working with a vital win over Wakefield Trinity in the so called ‘relegation Grand Final’ with Charbel Tasipale doing brilliantly.
He even scored against Wakefield as he proved he can play centre and back-row.
“My first home game was just unreal, you couldn’t hear anyone talk or speak to anyone in the warmup because the fans were going crazy.
“I expect that after last week’s performance that there’ll be a packed out stadium and I’m keen to go out there and hopefully get the win.”
There has been a lot of discussion about whether or not these players, including Tasipale, could stay beyond the end of the season.
He revealed on BBC Radio Leeds that he is very keen on signing a long term deal at Castleford Tigers or at least in Super League and the UK.
This comes despite the fact he felt a little homesick during last year’s World Cup when he starred for Lebanon alongside NRL stars like Mitchell Moses and others as they had the chance to take on New Zealand and Ireland.
Tasipale said: “I’ve definitely thought about it. I’ve enjoyed my time here but I think when I came last year (during the World Cup), I kind of got a bit a homesick.
“Compared to this year being around the fans and this good club with the laughs that it brings me, I’m definitely willing to stay long term in the UK.
“I’ll just have to focus on putting in my best performances and hopefully it all works out for me.”
It remains to be seen if Tasipale will stay but he is clearly open to the move after impressing at centre and backrow.
He will continue to be vital for Cas as the season draws to a close.