St Helens aren’t the only Super League side to have a ‘Super Jack’ within their squad according to Huddersfield utility star Ash Golding.
The Jamaica international was full of praise for Castleford’s Jack Broadbent following the side’s 23-14 win over Warrington, speaking on the latest episode of BBC’s Super League Show.
Outside-back Broadbent scored in the 78th minute to seal the victory the Mend-A-Hose Jungle during Super League Round 16 as Andy Last tasted his fourth victory as Castleford’s head coach.
Batley-born Broadbent made the move ahead of the 2023 season on a two-year deal from Leeds Rhinos with the aim of nailing down a starting spot, having been shipped out on loan to Featherstone last season under Rohan Smith.
And the talented youngster is achieving his ambitions, enjoying an ever-present campaign with the Tigers with 17 appearances, featuring in the centres and in the halves to cover injuries within the camp.
Jack Broadbent praised by former team-mate Golding
Castleford have claimed wins over Warrington and Leeds in recent weeks, with the latter coming during Super League’s Magic Weekend in Newcastle.
The most recent victory saw Castleford extend the gap between themselves and bottom side Wakefield to six, while they are now just two points behind Ian Watson’s star-studded struggling Huddersfield Giants.
Broadbent scored nine tries in 22 appearances for boyhood club Rhinos, having made his debut in 2020, and has scored four so far in 2023.
“St Helens have got a super Jack, and I think Cas have as well,” Golding said.
“I know Jack Broadbent from our time at Leeds and he’s an outstanding talent.
“He’s an X-factor player and when you’ve got a pack that are rolling forward and your half-backs who are giving you early balls, you see the best out of players like Jack.
“I thought he was outstanding in that game [against Warrington].”