Tickle becomes a Tiger

Former Widnes forward Danny Tickle has signed for Castleford on a deal until the end of the current season.

Tickle joins the Tigers with a wealth of experience having played over a decade in Super League with the likes of Wigan Warriors, Hull FC and Widnes Vikings.

The goa- kicking forward started his career back in 2000 with Halifax during their stint in Super League before moving to the Warriors in 2002.

The 33-year old was released by Widnes midway through the 2016 season, after being out of the game following an attack in a nightclub at the end of last year.

“I’m really grateful that Castleford have given me the opportunity to get back in to the game,” Tickle said.

“I’m here till the end of the season and it’s my opportunity to prove myself and my capabilities. I’ve played many a time down here at Castleford, it’s a very tough place to come and they have got a great set of players here, with obviously really good coaching staff.

“The back ground, and everything about the club is really exciting. I’m looking forward to getting straight in to training this week.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is happy to have a player of Tickle’s calibre on board: “We have taken the opportunity to sign a high quality player who has come available at a time in the season when we have had significant injuries.

“I want to make sure that all of our players are on their toes in every position, and the signing of Danny Tickle enhances our squad depth with a player of proven quality at the highest level. I’m delighted to welcome Danny to Castleford.”

Steve Gill, Castleford CEO, said: “It’s great for us to welcome Danny to our team here at Castleford, he comes with a wealth of experience and we’re really happy to have him in our ranks.”

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