Jake Trueman extends Castleford stay

Drew Darbyshire

Jake Trueman has signed a new four-year contract with Castleford.

The 19-year-old will now remain at the Tigers until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Trueman signed a three-year contract at the start of 2018, but following an impressive season which saw him crowned Super League’s Young Player of the Year, the half-back has been rewarded with a new deal.

On his contract extension, the Bradford Bulls academy product said: “I’m very happy to get this new deal over the line, I now have my future for the next four years all sorted so I can now just focus on my rugby.

“When the offer got put in front of me, I just could not turn down the chance to extend my stay even longer here at Castleford.

“I got my opportunity this year because a couple of injuries but my focus now is getting back into the team in 2019, we have some talented half-backs in the team so competition for places is high.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell commented: “Jake Trueman had an unbelievable first full season for us last year, he showed maturity well beyond his years and his skill set continues to grow.

“I’m confident he will continue to be a player who develops because of his work ethic and who performs right at the top of his game over a number of years.

“He is no doubt an international player of the future and we all look forward to working with him to help him reach his rich potential.

“I am delighted he’s decided to stay for the next four years with the Castleford Tigers, I think it shows we can keep our talented players as we look for a massive season in 2019.”