Bureta Faraimo makes Castleford switch

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford have signed winger Bureta Faraimo from Hull on a two-year deal from next season.

The 31-year-old has scored 40 tries in 80 appearances for Hull during his three-year spell with Hull. Faraimo has won four caps for the USA and has represented the nation in two World Cups.

Faraimo will play out the rest of this season with Hull before linking up with the Tigers in 2022.

Faraimo said: “I am really excited. I’m looking forward to working with Lee Radford again and we’ll hopefully win some silverware together.

“I’ve had some good times with Hull FC over the last three years and I will be trying my best to get some silverware with them before I leave.

“The crowd at Castleford is always good and they are right on top of you. Even as an opposition player it’s impressive and I can’t wait to be there with the crowd on my side the next two years.

“I’ll play wherever I am needed and whatever is best for the team to be successful. I’m looking forward to playing well, enjoying my time at the club, and making some new friends.”

Incoming Castleford coach Lee Radford said: “He’s an incredibly tough bloke to tackle, nine times out of 10 he will win the ground when he’s carrying the ball and gets your sets started like you want to start your sets.

“He gets you on the front foot, and not only that, I think something that gets a little overlooked is his work down the other side of the field, you give him a try-scoring opportunity and he will take it.

“Off the field, he is a fantastic bloke and someone I really enjoyed having a relationship with and I have stayed in touch with on a regular basis. When I heard that he was available, I jumped at the chance to get him signed for Cas.”