Danny Orr has announced he will retire at the end of the current season.
The Castleford captain will join the Tigers’ coaching staff with Ian Millward next season.
The 34-year old, who made his debut for the Tigers in 1997 before joining Wigan and London and making a return to Castleford, will become an assistant coach alongside Stuart Donlan.
Orr said: “A coaching opportunity has come about and it is something I want to take up. There aren’t mot many coaching jobs in Super League and I felt if I didn’t take it now the opportunity may not be there in 12 months time.
“I’ll finish playing at the end of the year, but I’ll still be around the lads working more alongside the younger players and trying to develop them. I love helping to make people become better players and I’m glad this opportunity has come with Cas.
“I’ve been very lucky and very fortunate to play for three fantastic clubs and to be a professional Rugby player for so long, at such a high level. All of the supporters at Cas, Wigan and London have been fantastic with me and I’m grateful for their support over the years.”
Tigers’ coach Ian Millward said he was proud to have a new assistant with such a high level of playing experience alongside him.
Millward said: “Danny has been a good servant to Rugby League and to Castleford. He’s a good clean natured guy and a local boy with great pedigree. He has a passion to remain involved in Rugby League and I’m pleased he will come onto our coaching staff, assisting myself and Stuart Donlan.The 34-year old, who made his debut for the Tigers in 1997 before joining Wigan and London and making a return to Castleford, will become an assistant coach alongside Stuart Donlan.”