Smith commits to Castleford

Castleford Tigers have announced forward Daniel Smith has signed a one-year contract extension for the 2021 season.

The 27-year old joined during the 2019 season from Huddersfield Giants and has loved his time with his hometown club, featuring 29 times whilst embedding himself well in the forward pack. A strong runner who is also a skilful ball handling player, he will continue to develop with Castleford in 2021.

Reacting to the news, Smith said: “I’m over the moon really, it’s been a mad year with COVID so it was pleasing to get it over the line and get everything sorted so I am really looking forward to next year.

“I’m enjoying my rugby again, I don’t think I was enjoying as much as I should have been when I was at Huddersfield, whether that’s because it’s my home town club that I’m playing for now makes it a bit more special. I’m really enjoying my time with Cas and I’m really glad that I signed this extension.”

Head Coach Daryl Powell added:“I’m delighted that Dan is staying at the club. For me, he is a similar sort of player with the ball to Grant Millington, in that he can use the ball well because he has got good skills.

“We’re working hard with him to make him a little bit more durable and I’m pleased we will keep working with him, I think we are going to see the best out of him.”

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