Tigers star Webster agrees one-year contract extension

Jake Webster has agreed a one-year contract extension.
Jake Webster has agreed a one-year contract extension.

Castleford Tigers centre Jake Webster has agreed a one-year contract extension to stay with the club until at least the end of the 2017 season.

Webster only agreed a contract for 2016 back in November and has already earned himself a new deal thanks to his outstanding form this year.

The 32-year old joined the Tigers in 2013 from Hull KR.

Now in his fourth season with the Tigers, Webster has appeared in all nine games this year, scoring five tries.

Before moving to England, Webster played for NRL side Gold Coast Titans during their inaugural season and before that for Melbourne Storm.

Webster has played for New Zealand and was a part of the 2005 Tri-Nations winning team.

Webster recently became a British citizen and moved house from Hull to settle in Castleford, and he is delighted to be staying at the Jungle for another season.

He said: “I’m feeling really good, It’s been a bit of a tedious few years for me with injuries, so I’m pretty proud of myself. I am excited to be staying with the club and hopefully we can build on the start we’ve made this year.”

“Moving house to Castleford is probably the best thing I’ve done. It’s helped my body, to be able to rest up, and it’s brought me closer to the boys and to the club.”

Tigers headd coach Darly Powell said: “Jake has been a revelation this season, he is fitter than previous seasons, and has taken over the left centre position in such a positive way. His work rate with the ball has been outstanding, which along with a tough defence has meant this contract extension is very well deserved.”

Tigers CEO Steve Gill said: “I am really pleased to announce that Jake is staying another year in Castleford Tigers colours. He has become part of the fabric of the club, and a true fans favourite! His form this year has been exceptional, and we look forward to seeing this continue.”