Tigers Announce Trio of Signings


Castleford Tigers have begun the task of building the squad that they hope will take them straight back into Super League, with three signings completed.

Firstly the Tigers have re-signed utility back Tommy Saxton and centre/back row forward Ryan Clayton.

23-year-old Tommy graduated through the Tigers Academy ranks and after making his senior debut in 2002 he went on the make 39 appearances (+ 12 subs) for his hometown club, scoring 11 tries. He left the Tigers after their relegation in 2004 to join Hull FC and was a regular at the KC Stadium during their 2005 campaign. This past season he moved to Wakefield on a loan deal, a move that was made permanent before the end of the campaign.

Ryan joined the Tigers in 2004 from Halifax, his first professional club, who the Oldham born player joined from Saddleworth ARL. Ryan, who had won England honours at Halifax, spent just the one-year with the Tigers, also leaving the club following our relegation and joining Huddersfield. After a season with the Giants he was again on the move, switching to the Willows ahead of the 2006 season to join Salford. This year he has made 11 appearances for the City Reds. Released by Salford, Ryan has agreed a return to the Jungle on a one-year deal.

Ryan made 13 appearances and six subs for the Tigers in 2004, scoring three tries.

And the Tigers have also moved to retain Andrew Henderson for next season. The Torquay born hooker, who has been a regular for the Scotland international side (the country of his father), player his junior rugby in Australia after his family emigrated. He joined the Tigers in 2004 and captained the side through to their NL1 Grand Final success. Henderson was an ever present for the Tigers during the season just past, adapting well to the top flight, and has made 60 appearances in his 2 seasons at the Jungle.