Owen happy to fight for place

Castleford full back Richard Owen is happy to fight for his place in the first team, after falling behind Jordan Tansey in the pecking order at the Wish Communications Stadium.

Owen, 22, played the first two games of the season on the wing, losing his place when Kirk Dixon returned from injury, and also featured for Keighley on dual-registration a fortnight ago.

But he was back in the line-up for Sunday’s game against London Broncos, which the Tigers lost 26-12.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It is good to be back. It is always good to be back, especially playing at home.

“It has been a bit frustrating, but like Basil (coach Ian Millward) told me, I have got to fight for my place in the side. And it’s good to fight for your place because it means you can’t take things for granted.”

Owen scored 10 tries in 23 Super League appearances for Castleford last season.

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