Castleford swoop for Jordan Turner

Drew Darbyshire

Castleford have signed centre Jordan Turner from Huddersfield on a one-year deal.

The 31-year-old has made more than 300 career appearances for Salford, Hull, St Helens and Huddersfield. Turner is hoping to represent Jamaica at the 2021 World Cup.

Turner said: “I didn’t have to think too much about making the decision after speaking to Daryl (Powell) and I’m really happy to be here.

“I’m excited about the coming season, the squad that we have got, and I think we can really push on at the higher end of the table at the end of next year.

“No matter what stage I’m at in my career I always like to learn but I would also like to pass on some knowledge to the younger lads here as well. I think Cas have some good young kids coming through and I want to help them out as much as I can.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “Once we realised that Cheyse Blair was definitely going to be a back-rower for us, we were short in the centres and I think this is an important signing to stiffen us up competition wise.

“If you look across our squad we will have strength and depth in every position which is something which I think potentially we didn’t have last year at half-back and centre – areas where we got caught out a bit so Jordan will be an important signing for us.”

Listen to The Final Hooter podcast, featuring exclusive interviews, every week. SUBSCRIBE to Love Rugby League on Apple Podcasts.