Castleford bring in Gareth O’Brien on loan

Castleford have signed Toronto full-back Gareth O’Brien on loan until the end of the 2020 season.

Due to the Wolfpack’s withdrawal from Super League this season, Toronto players have been allowed to find new clubs for the rest of the season and O’Brien has now joined Castleford for the rest of 2020.

O’Brien said: “I’m very grateful for the opportunity, with Toronto pulling out of the league it gives me a chance to get back playing rugby and enjoying what I do. I’m excited to get started.

“I hope to bring a big work ethic, I’ve got a good set of running legs in me and looking to slot in nicely into the team.

“I can’t wait to work with Daryl (Powell, Castleford coach), I had a quick chat with him this morning and he has been very welcoming and I’m excited to work with him over the course of the next few months and I cannot wait to get going.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “Gareth is a high quality player who will fit in very neatly into the way that we attack, and he’ll really strengthen us I think for the remainder of this season.

“He’s a player that we have looked at before and given what has happened with Toronto and our position with Jordan Rankin going home, I thought it was important to get an experienced full-back on board and strengthen us in that position.”

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