Castleford hand new deal to promising youngster

Lewis Peachey in action for Castleford
Lewis Peachey in action for Castleford

Castleford forward Lewis Peachey has signed a new one-year deal with the Tigers for the 2022 Super League season.

The 20-year-old has made 12 appearances for Castleford since making his first team debut in 2019.

Climbing up the ranks

Peachey said: “I am really happy to be staying! With a new coach coming in next year, I am hoping to push on and hopefully get some more game time.

“I got a few games this year, probably more than I thought and I am hoping to get the same or even more next year.

“I came through the TTP (Tigers Talent Pathway), then the scholarship and academy so it is all I have known really. It is good to be staying and I can continue to improve.

“Me and some of the younger lads were able to get some good experience this year and hopefully I can take that and improve next year. I will take that knowledge into 2022 which will make me a better player.

“All the youngsters coming through are a good bunch of lads to compete with and we are all aiming for the same goal so hopefully we can all make plenty of appearances.

“My main goal for pre-season is to impress the new coaches and show them what I can do. In terms of games, my main aim is to improve on last year’s appearances and get more experience.

“I am really excited for it to be fair because I have only been here under one coach since I started so I think it will be interesting and I am definitely looking forward to working under Lee Radford.”

Castleford coach Lee Radford said: “Lewis is a good kid and the games I have watched him in this year, he has been tidy.

“The likes of him and Sam Hall have played a lot together when they have come into the first team and to give them an opportunity, but with more senior players around them, will be great for their development.”

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