Andy Last looking forward to Lee Radford reunion

Andy Last
The 40-year-old Last has left his role as assistant coach at Wakefield to take up a similar role at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, where Radford has succeeded Daryl Powell as head coach.Last was right-hand man to Radford at the Black and Whites when they won the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2016 and 2017 and succeeded him as interim head coach for the second half of the 2020 season before making way for the arrival of Brett Hodgson.

Speaking to Castleford Tigers, Last said: “I’m really excited to join Castleford. I spoke with Lee during the course of the season. He reached out and asked if I would be up for the challenge of being his assistant once again.

“It was a tough decision – I was enjoying my time at Wakefield – but the opportunity to work at a great club like Castleford, with the history it has got, and working alongside Lee again, it was a challenge I was really looking forward to and one I wanted to take up.”

Radford said: “I came through the academy with Andy, played against him at an amateur level as well as professional, but then I also got to work with him on the coaching staff. We have had some fantastic success together.

“I’m really pleased to get him on board and hopefully having more success with him at Castleford.”