Scott Murrell heads to Castleford

James Gordon
Scott Murrell

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Former Hull KR stand-off Scott Murrell has been appointed as reserves coach at Castleford Tigers.

Murrell, 37, called time on his playing career at the end of the season after helping Keighley to an invincible season as League 1 champions.

He is best remembered for his seven season stay at Craven Park, where he helped the Robins to promotion to Super League and establishing them in the top flight.

The former Leeds junior will also act as an assistant coach to Lee Radford, a role he already has experienced of at Keighley and Halifax.

He said: “I am really looking forward to it! I’ve been speaking to Radders (Lee Radford), Lasty (Andy Last) and Danny Wilson over the last few weeks and I can’t wait to get involved and get stuck in with the Tigers.

“My main role will be as the Reserves Head Coach which will be all about looking after the next generation of Cas players coming through. I will also be assisting Radders and Lasty with the First Team on a day-to-day basis.

“I’ve been coaching for a few years now because I was player/assistant coach at Halifax and also at Keighley Cougars last year. With this opportunity presenting itself at the Tigers and speaking to Radders, I really wanted to get stuck in.”

Putting his hand up to play

Scott Murrell hasn’t ruled out getting his boots on once again and playing for the reserves if needed.

He added: “I’m newly retired but if during the year the Reserves need me to put my hand up and play, I will do, but if we have enough players and the youngsters are coming through, they will of course get the first gig.

“I’ve never worked with Lee before, but I’ve obviously played against him down the years when he was at Hull FC, and I was at KR. We’ve known each other for a while and I’m looking forward to getting started and learning from him.”

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