Hull KR forward George Lawler will join Castleford on a two-year deal from the 2022 season.
The 26-year-old has made more than 100 appearances for boyhood club Hull KR since making his first team debut in 2015. He will now join Castleford until the end of 2023.
Lawler helped the Robins gain promotion back to Super League in 2017. He also helped Tony Smith’s side reach the Super League semi-finals this season.
On his move to Castleford, Lawler said: “I’m really excited. I’ve been at Hull KR for six or seven years and loved my time there. Now come to Castleford I’m really looking forward to it, linking up with Radders (Lee Radford) and I think the signings that we’ve made are exciting.
“I’ve spoke to a couple of boys who’ve worked under Lee, there has been nothing but positive things. The sort of style of play he played suits me too. I’m looking forward to working with him.
“I think this year has been the best year that I’ve been at KR, rugby-wise. But I’m looking forward to a new challenge with Cas and I’m sure we can do good things as well.”
Castleford coach can’t wait to work with George Lawler
Castleford coach Lee Radford said: “You look at the honesty and hard work you get from the players here at Castleford Tigers – players like Nathan Massey and what he brings to the table, George is exactly the same.
“Hopefully now you can see the theme of what we want the team to look like with these type of players in there. I can’t wait to work with George.”
Lawler is Castleford’s sixth new signing for 2022. The club have already confirmed the captures of Jake Mamo (Warrington), Kenny Edwards (Huddersfield), Alex Sutcliffe (Leeds), Bureta Faraimo (Hull) and Joe Westerman (Wakefield).