Castleford have announced the signing of Warrington utility back Jake Mamo on a three-year contract from 2022.
The 27-year-old Australian has enjoyed an impressive season so far for the Wolves, scoring 11 tries including a stunning hat-trick in their win at Wigan on Wednesday night, but is out of contract and has opted to cross the Pennines.
“I’m really excited to get it done and I am happy to be coming to a club like Cas,” said Mamo, who joined Warrington from Huddersfield after previously playing in the NRL for Newcastle Knights.
“I’ve played against them for the last five years and whenever you go there, even though the crowd is against you, it is always a great atmosphere.
“I am pretty excited to be playing there with the crowd on my side for once! It is an exciting place to be at, a club with such good history.
“The fans of Warrington have been good to me and I’ve got good friends here, so it is sad leaving but also there is a chance that we can do something good this year.
“I am enjoying it at the moment and we are doing pretty well, so it would be really good to end the year with a bang.”
Lee Radford, who will succeed Warrington-bound coach Daryl Powell at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle next season, said of the Mamo signing: “I am over the moon.
“Jake is a very athletic rugby player and he plays with a smile on his face. The more I looked into his background, the more good things I heard about him. He is certainly going to give us strength on that edge going into 2022.
“The fact he can cover full-back and wing is great, but I think that he is a strike centre, he ticks a lot of boxes in the athleticism department.
“He has speed and you can’t coach that, and he has got it in abundance, I’m sure we can try to put him in as much space as we possibly can.”