Dixon extends Castleford deal

Castleford winger Kirk Dixon has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of 2015.

Dixon, 29, has been with the Tigers since their triumphant National League 1 campaign of 2007, and is eight shy of registering 1000 points for the club, from 163 appearances.

He said: “I sat down with Daryl during the pre-season campaign and he said that he would like to keep me and I was more than happy to stay.

“We’ve been able to get the deal sorted and I’m just looking forward to getting the season started.

“Daryl said he likes what I do and I’ve been here for a while now and from my point of view you can see that things are progressing and moving forwards so it was a pretty simple decision.”

Dixon, who started his career with Hull, had a brief spell in rugby union with Northampton before joining Castleford.

His 992 points are made up of 80 tries and 336 goals.

Head Coach Daryl Powell said: “I am delighted that Kirk has agreed to extend his contract with the Tigers.

“He is a pleasure to coach and works as hard, if not harder, than anyone on his individual game which makes him a role model for young players to aspire towards.

“His game has been excellent in my time at the club and I am looking forward to an outstanding season from him.”

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