Castleford Tigers prop Albert Vete makes League 1 loan move

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Castleford Tigers prop Albert Vete has joined League 1 side Doncaster on a loan deal.

In Castleford’s press release, the Tigers state it is a season-long loan whilst Doncaster said in their release that it’s an initial two-week loan which will then by monitored on a week-to-week basis.

The former Tonga international joined the Tigers ahead of this season from fellow Super League side Hull KR, making six appearances.

Vete will link up with Richard Horne’s Dons with immediate effect, with Castleford having a two-week recall option on the former NRL forward.

Horne aid: “Albert adds not only quality but experience at the top level to our ranks that we’ll look to utilise over the coming weeks.”

“We would like to wish Albie all the best during his stint with the Dons,” a Tigers statement read.

Vete could make his Doncaster debut in their League 1 fixture against Workington Town at the Fibrus Community Stadium on Sunday, July 30.

Castleford Tigers sign Lebanon World Cup star

Castleford Tigers have signed Lebanon international Charbel Tasipale on a one-and-a-half-year deal, with the option of a further year in the club’s favour.

The 23-year-old centre or back-rower made his international debut for Lebanon at last year’s World Cup, playing in all four games for the Cedars, including their quarter-final defeat to Australia.

Tasipale links up with the Tigers from New South Wales Cup side Newtown Jets, scoring seven tries in 16 appearances so far this season.

On joining Castleford, Tasipale said: “I’m very excited about the opportunity that’s been given to me to play in Super League.

“Not many can say that they’ve played at that level so I’m very excited to move over. I found out last week about the interest and everything has moved pretty quickly.

“Obviously leaving home is a big thing but the moment I realised that this is what I’ve dreamed of, I really wanted to go.”

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