Tyla Hepi staying at Castleford in 2021

Castleford have taken up the option of a second year in forward Tyla Hepi’s contract, so he will remain with the Tigers for the 2021 campaign.

The 27-year-old prop has made eight appearances for Castleford since joining the club from French side Toulouse, where the New Zealander made more than 100 appearances.

Hepi said: “It’s been a roller coaster of a season on and off-field obviously with the influence of Covid but I am currently enjoying the last few months of footy and I’ll keep my feet on the ground and keep working hard and getting better every day for the team.

“I have some goals I’d like to achieve and ultimately that will ensure I’m a better player for 2021.

“My goals next season are to be a big asset to the team and club and ultimately be happy, to keep working hard and earn some silverware with this great historical club and give this town what we deserve.”

Castleford coach Daryl Powell said: “It’s great news that Tyla agreed to extend his stay at the club, he alongside Jacques O’Neill has been a real positive sign during this tough period we have been going through.

“His energy and enthusiasm for the game is outstanding and I look forward to seeing him improve as he thrives in Super League.”

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