Daniel Smith signs Castleford contract extension

Castleford have announced that forward Daniel Smith has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2023 season. 

The 28-year-old has been with the Tigers since the 2019 season after making a mid-season switch from Huddersfield to join his hometown club.

He has made 34 appearances to date, scoring twice in five appearances so far in 2021.

Smith confirmed that he had spoken to incoming Castleford boss Lee Radford, who will take over from Warrington-bound Daryl Powell next season.

“I’m over the moon really, it’s a bit of a weight lifted off my shoulders,” he said. “I always wanted to stay here.

“I’m glad we’ve got it done now and I can concentrate on winning something and hopefully keep playing consistently.

Castleford forward Daniel Smith is tackled by Salford’s Elijah Taylor in their Challenge Cup quarter-final meeting

“It means a lot for me to play for this club and hopefully this year we can try get some silverware. That would just top it all off.

“I had a big pre-season; I knew I was out of contract, so I wanted to start the season well and put my best foot forward.

“I missed a couple of games with a little niggle injury, but I feel like I’m finding my form and I’m only going to get better here.”

Incoming Castleford head coach Lee Radford added: “Dan is a great ball-handling forward and fits into the mould that Castleford have within the middles.

“For a big fella he’s got really tidy skill and he has that balance in his game of when to play and when to go forward and I’m looking forward to working with him in 2022.”

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