Castleford sign Green from Leigh

Castleford Tigers have signed prop James Green from Leigh Centurions on a one-year deal.

The 26-year-old forward will be play for the 2017 League Leaders’ Shield winners next term.

Green started his career with Hull KR and made his Super League debut back in 2012 for the Robins and went on to play 81 games for his hometown club before joining Leigh.

He won Hull KR’s Young Player of the Year in 2014 after an impressive campaign.

However, Green found chances limited at Leigh in 2017, playing just nine games for the club.

But Green revealed he is made up to join Castleford.

He said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to be signing for the Tigers.

“When you get relegated with one club, you don’t expect the League Leaders’ to come calling just a few weeks later. The move came about virtually overnight.

“My agent rang me saying Daryl (Powell) wanted to talk about me joining the club and within around three or four hours, the deal was all signed and I had joined the Tigers.”

And Castleford head coach Daryl Powell thinks Green will be a good addition to the club.

He said: “I’m delighted that James has agreed to join us for next season.

“He is a big aggressive running front-rower, who will add to our already strong pack options. Having spoken to him, he has a strong desire to reach his potential as a player and I am confident that within our environment, he will do just that.

“I look forward to working with him in 2018 as we strive to improve even further on our performances last season.”

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