Jamie Ellis amazed with Tigers debut


Castleford’s Jamie Ellis could not believe his Castleford debut went as well as it did.

Ellis led the Tigers to a comprehensive 52-6 win over Huddersfield in his first game since moving from Hull FC in the week building up to the game. He played under coach Ian Millward at Leigh last season.

And Ellis was overwhelmed by how much he has been made to feel welcome at the club.

He said: “Basil (Millward) helped me out a lot, I knew some of the calls from last year but I thought me and Danny Orr worked well together today. All the boys played well as a team.

“I felt confident but I didn’t think it would go as well as that. I want to thank all the boys for helping me out, I’ve only trained with them twice but they have helped me out a lot and made it easier for me.”

Ellis kicked 10 goals, and was able to cross the try line himself on two occasions. Huddersfield held the stand off over their line on the first attempt, but Ellis was able to get the ball on the ground on his second attempt.

He said: “It was a relief to get over the line and that just topped it off really.”