Castleford winger Jason Qareqare makes Championship loan move

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Castleford winger Jason Qareqare has joined Championship club Bradford on an initial two-week loan move which will then roll on a week-to-week basis.

The 19-year-old has been limited to three first team appearances for the Tigers this season. He has also spent time on dual-registration with League 1 side Midlands Hurricanes.

Castleford have the option to recall Qareqare at any point after the initial two-week loan period.

Tigers coach Andy Last said: “We know what potential Jason has got so for him to play regular first team rugby at Bradford in the Championship will benefit him in terms of his performance.

“I haven’t been able to give him as many games as we possibly wanted to but that’s due to the nature of the games we’ve been playing and the form of people in front of him like Greg Eden who has been good for us on that left wing and Bureta Faraimo carrying strong out of backfield on the right.

“It’s probably been a case that the opportunities haven’t fallen for Jason to get exposure at Super League level this year, but we know this opportunity at Bradford will benefit his development. He will certainly be one for us for the future.”

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Bulls coach Mark Dunning said: “I am really pleased (to have secured Qareqare), we have been quite light in the outside backs recently and a couple of injuries have left us short so to add an international winger of Jason’s quality is great for us.

“He is an exciting player, he is renowned for his pace and footwork and having spoken to him at length he comes here excited to join our group, really hungry to do well and he is going to be a very welcome addition.

“Jason is coming in not to replace what we’ve got but to add to it, to add healthy competition to the group and also his knowledge and experience will help some of our younger blokes in the reserves so we are really looking forward to him getting started.

“There are still irons in the fire and we hope to have another deal concluded by the time we reconvene after the international break.”

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