Egodo signs for Oldham

Castleford Tigers outside back Tuoyo Egodo has signed for Oldham on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old Londoner was also being hunted down by Hull KR, Bradford and an unnamed Super League club according to the Roughyeds.

Egodo is the second Cas full-timer to be joining Roughyeds for the season.

He and Keiran Gill, who played here in the latter part of last year, will arrive for the first Championship game against Sheffield at Bower Fold on Sunday, February 5.

“To clinch this deal, I’ve been working on it for several months,” Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton said.

“He is still learning the game, but he has the potential to go a long way and I’m sure he’ll soon become a fans’ favourite.

“I thank Cas, particularly Daryl Powell and Steve Gill (chief executive), for enabling it to happen. We have a good relationship.

“Steve gave his word that Tuoyo would come to us and he has stuck to it despite interest from other clubs.

“The paper work is completed and I’m delighted, as is Scott (Naylor), that Tuoyo is coming. He’s really looking forward to it too, which says a lot about the lad.”

Reared in the London Broncos academy, he had a spell on dual-reg with Hemel Stags last year before Tigers paid a transfer fee for him and he gave up a bank job in London to move north and join the Super League outfit as a full-time pro.

He has since figured prominently in two of Cas’s pre-season warm-up games against Hull and Wakefield.

Oldham coach Scott Naylor: “Tuoyo will give us power and pace out wide. Cas think a lot of him. By having him here on long-term loan we can help to develop him and it will be good for us at the same time.

“As he’s coming from Cas, like ‘Gilly’, we know we’ll be getting a quality lad.”

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