Castleford swoop for NRL winger Sosaia Feki

Castleford have signed Cronulla winger Sosaia Feki on a three-year deal from 2020.

Feki, 28, was part of the Sharks’ Grand Final winning team in 2016 and is the Tigers’ third new signing this week.

He said: “I’ve been at Cronulla for seven years now, I’ve been comfortable here but this is a new chapter in our lives and my partner and I are really excited to come across to Castleford and to Super League.

“It’s going to be a new challenge but Cronulla play an attacking style of rugby as well so hopefully I can bring that over there. I’ve played with Junior Moors at the Sharks and I know Jesse Sene-Lefao already as well. I’ve been messaging him and he’s been tipping me up on the club and what it’s like.

“As a player, I just try to do my job for the team and finish any opportunities that come my way. I’ve played a lot of my games with the Sharks on the left but I’m also really comfortable on the right and I played on that side at the weekend.

“I’m not bothered where the coaches want me to play, wherever they put me I’ll come across and do my best for the club.”

Born in Auckland, Feki has scored 62 tries in 139 appearances in the NRL and follows on from the signings of George Griffin and Derrell Olpherts from Salford.

Head coach Daryl Powell added: “Sosaia is a player who has been performing at the top level for a number of years in the NRL. He was a part of the Cronulla team that won the title in Australia which means that our last two recruits from overseas know what it takes to win a championship.

“He is big, strong and aggressive with the ball and an experienced defender. Our back line for next season has a real look of ability about it with strong competition for places in all positions and Sosaia adds hugely to our quality.”