McShane signs new five-year deal at Castleford

Hooker Paul McShane has signed a new five-year deal at Castleford.

McShane, 28, joined the Tigers from Wakefield midway through the 2015 season and was a key part of the club’s 2017 campaign that saw them top the Super League table.

He said: “I’m chuffed to bits to sign my new contract here. It gives me five years to really crack on and settle into a place that I really enjoy playing. This deal will take me through the best parts of my career.”

McShane started his career at Leeds, having come through their academy system, and had loan spells at Hull and Widnes.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell said: “I am absolutely delighted that Paul McShane has agreed to extend his deal here at Castleford Tigers.

“He has become one of the leading hookers in world Rugby League over the last year and I am confident he will continue to improve over the period of his contract and achieve his aims of being an international rugby league player.

“I look forward to working with Paul and helping him stretch the high standards he set himself on a consistent basis.”

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