Chris Clarkson joins Castleford on trial

Castleford have confirmed that former Hull KR and Leeds back-rower Chris Clarkson is on trial at the club.

Clarkson, 28, has joined the Tigers for pre-season in a bid to earn a first-team contract with the club.

He said: “I was over the moon to get the phone call from Castleford, obviously a club like Cas, have been doing well for so many years now.

“It will be good for me to fit in with these lads and just train with them for a few weeks and see what I can do, I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s a high standard of training, a very high standard. Everybody’s pushing you, you can tell that already from day one that the lads are always working hard for each other and anyone that’s slacking they pick that up and egg you on a little bit so it’s a very good standard.”

“From seeing what he’s done over the last five or so years, he’s been magnificent for this club and from speaking to some of the lads he’s a great coach.

“I’m looking forward to picking some things up off him and really learning. He gets stuck in and does a little bit of training which is good to see.

“He’s very hands on which is a bit different to what I’ve been to used to over the last few years but it’s very good.”

A Super League winner with Leeds, Clarkson made more than 100 appearances for the Rhinos before moving to Widnes on loan and then to Hull KR for the past three seasons.

He left the Robins at the end of the 2018 campaign.

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