Tigers sign Trueman

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that they have signed 17-year-old half back Jake Trueman from Bradford.

The youngster has inked a two-year deal at his new club, after progressing through the youth ranks at the Bulls.

He made his first team debut for Bradford in May last year.

“Jake is a young player who became available after the difficulties that Bradford faced in the recent past,” said Tigers coach Daryl Powell.

“We are delighted to acquire the services of a talented young halfback who has a big future in the game.

“He has already played first team football at Bradford and is a talented all round half back. We now have some of the best young half backs in the country in our system to learn from the quality that we have in our first team.

“This means our future is very rosy in the decision-making department.”

Trueman is expected to make his Cas debut in the preseason friendly at Batley Bulldogs on Friday.

“I wanted to join Castleford because of the coaching staff on board,” said the player.

“I think they can develop and improve me as a player. The club just feels like the right fit for me.

“I am really looking forward to meeting my new team mates and training under these coaches and developing my skills as a half back.”

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