Millington extends Castleford stay

Castleford Tigers have announced forward Grant Millington has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

Millington will enter his tenth season as a Castleford player in 2021 after joining from Canterbury Bulldogs for the 2012 season.

Since making the move to West Yorkshire he has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Tigers and already holds the record for the most appearances by an overseas player in the club’s history.

Reacting to the news, he said: “I’m really happy to get it sorted and be sticking around for another year.

“I’ve almost spent a third of my life here when you really think about it and I’ve had some of the best moments of my life here.

“The birth of my three kids, the League Leaders’ Shield, the Grand Final, they are all things that I know I’m going to remember forever. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and it’s something I won’t forget for sure.”

Head Coach Daryl Powell commented on Millington’s contract extension saying: “Overseas players come over to the UK and spend time at clubs, but for a player to come and spend ten seasons with a club is pretty special and almost unheard of.

“He came over and he’s grown, certainly in my time at the club, and he has been a special player for Castleford Tigers in every way and I’m delighted that he is staying here with us.

“I think he’s revitalized and the way I see him at the moment, and what we’ve seen at the start of this season and since the lockdown is that he is in fantastic shape and playing some of the best rugby league of his career.

“His ability as a front-rower is second to none, we’ve played him at halfback, he can do whatever you want. He’s been an awesome player for the club and I’m looking forward to continuing working with him.”

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