Tansey rewarded with new Castleford deal

Castleford full-back Jordan Tansey has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

Tansey, 26, initially joined the Tigers on a one-year deal from Championship club York, but is now committed to the Wish Communications Stadium until the end of 2015.

He said: “I’m very delighted to have been given a two-year extension to my contract starting from the end of the season. I’m very happy.

“Ian Millward has been very good to me since he brought me in from York last season. I’ve had a big pre-season, trained hard and started off not too bad so he’s rewarded me with the extension and I’m happy to have my future here at Cas.

“Basil told me he would give a year’s contract and that I would have to prove myself in that year to earn a new contract. I didn’t expect it to come so soon after eight games of the season but I’m very happy to sign a long-term deal here and stay at Cas.

“I think Cas are going places. The team Basil’s putting together is pretty good; we’re not picking up the wins at the minute but it’s only early in the season and hopefully we can start getting those wins and try and make the playoffs which is our main goal for this season.”

Tansey started his career at Leeds, before earning a move to the NRL with Sydney Roosters in 2008.

He returned to Super League with Hull, but had his contract terminated following a disciplinary hearing in February 2011, moving on to Dewsbury and then Crusaders.

Head Coach Millward said: “Jordan came to the club in the off-season as a very talented player who had played in the NRL and for Leeds Rhinos.

“He had been out of Super League for 12 months so he had a point to prove and we gave him the opportunity to do that.

“He had an incentive based contract and he’s ticked all the boxes on and off the field. He’s an absolute joy to coach.

“In rewarding Jordan with a new contract we’ve tied him up long-term as he’s taken the opportunity that was in that area.”

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