Castleford Tigers boss Ian Millward was pleased with the way Ryan Boyle went on his return to his hometown team on Saturday.
The 25-year-old prop forward rejoined the Tigers from Salford City Reds – with Jake Emmitt going the other way – just 48 hours before the Huddersfield game and went straight into the squad.
“I thought he was good, he was strong and he made a really good contribution,” said Millward.
“He takes pride in the shirt and he was very keen on making the transfer here. I was really happy with his input.”
Boyle played for the Tigers between 2005 and 2010 before switching to Salford and Millward said he was thrilled to bring the Cas lad back.
He said: “Ryan lives 10 minutes from the ground and we thought having a local boy would be a good bonus for us and he adds a little bit of size.
“Ryan had to travel three hours a day to get to and from training so we believe that he can do more work and improve his game now that he’s closer.
“Jake was keen on moving back to Lancashire to move back with his family. He also has quite a few mates from his St Helens days playing for Salford. We thank Jake who leaves on good terms.”