Castleford Tigers secure key piece of retention as PNG international re-signs

Castleford Tigers' latest piece of retention has seen them secure the services of Papua New Guinea international Liam Horne. The forward had a one-year extension in his contract, but in a further boost, the Super League club have ensured he will remain at the club beyond that, with him agreeing to stay until the end of 2026.

Horne signed from North Devils midway through last season and has become an important part of Craig Lingard's squad, playing regularly since his arrival.

He joins a list of players in signing a new deal with the club in recent times, with the club working hard to make sure there is some continuity within their squad heading into 2025 and beyond.

“We’re over the moon with Liam staying," said Castleford's director of rugby and operations, Danny Wilson. "He’s proved himself as a Super League player and he’s a fan favourite due to his personality but on the field what he delivers is exactly what we want our players to portray in terms of full commitment, hard work and being passionate. We always speak about this and reflecting the community of Castleford.

"I think Liam does this in abundance. We have activated his extension and I think it was really important that we tied him down beyond that and to get him over the line and committed to Castleford given the standard of player he is, is massively pleasing.

“Liam brings hard work, commitment, accountability as well as honesty. I think Liam shows this all the time how he plays and he wears his heart on his sleeve and gives 100% and that’s what we expect our team to show the fans.”

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