Castleford Tigers youngster agrees new deal

Ben Reynolds in action for Castleford Tigers under 19s. Picture: MATTHEW MERRICK

Ben Reynolds in action for Castleford Tigers under 19s. Picture: MATTHEW MERRICK

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Castleford Tigers’ Academy star Ben Reynolds has signed a new two-year contract with the club.

The deal for the 19-year-old, who can play at either full-back or half-back, will keep him at the Tigers until the end of the 2015 season.

Although yet to make his senior debut, Reynolds has enjoyed a successful spell with the under 19s, having progressed through the club’s scholarship programme, and has been training with Daryl Powell’s first team squad throughout 2013.

Head coach Powell said: “I am delighted that Ben has agreed to stay at Castleford for a further two years.

“He is a quality young man and a player of undoubted potential. I look forward to working with Ben over the next two years to see him fulfil that potential at his development club.”

Reynolds said: “I am absolutely delighted to sign a deal for the next two seasons with the club.

“I have been working incredibly hard on my game for the last few years and I feel as though things are starting to come together now.

“My immediate aim is to push for a place in the team for the remaining games this year, but I know that I must continue to work even harder to try to earn my place as a regular next season.”