Castleford bring in trio on loan

Castleford have signed three players on short-term loan deals.

The Tigers have brought in Jimmy Keinhorst from Super League rivals Hull KR on a two-week loan deal with immediate effect.

The 31-year-old centre is set to feature in Castleford’s next two games against Huddersfield (Monday) and his former club Leeds (Friday).

Keinhorst was part of the Leeds side that won the treble in 2015 and scored 32 tries in 93 appearances for the Rhinos.

Since moving to Hull KR in 2019, Keinhorst has scored eight tries in 31 games for the club. He has also represented Germany in rugby league and rugby union.

Daryl Powell’s side have also signed half-back Jake Sweeting and loose forward Loui McConnell on one-week loan deals from Championship side Featherstone. They are set to play in Monday’s clash with Huddersfield.

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A number of Castleford’s first team players will be unavailable for Monday’s match due to Covid-19 and return to play protocols.

The Tigers, however, will welcome back several players for their match against Leeds on Friday upon completion of their return to play formalities.

A club statement read: “Castleford Tigers would like to thank Hull Kingston Rovers for allowing Jimmy to link up with our club for this period.

“Castleford Tigers would like to thank Featherstone Rovers for allowing the two players to step into the Fords’ squad at this time.”

Powell has named 19-man squad to face Huddersfield on Monday, which includes their three new loanees.

Monday night’s match at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle marks Castleford’s first match since their Challenge Cup final defeat to St Helens at Wembley. It will also be the first game at home for the Tigers since Covid-19 restrictions were eased.

The Tigers currently sit eighth in the Super League table having won six of their 14 games so far this campaign.

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