Tigers star Webster makes successful comeback

Jake Webster has been sidelined for just short of 12 months with a knee injury.

Jake Webster has been sidelined for just short of 12 months with a knee injury.

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Castleford’s former New Zealand international Jake Webster made a successful comeback from injury last weekend.

The 30-year-old centre, who has been sidelined for just short of 12 months with a knee injury, played on a dual registration for York City Knights in their 28-26 Championship One victory at Hunslet on Sunday.

Webster had a strong game and set up a try for Lee Paterson.

Overseas players do not normally qualify for dual registration but the Tigers say he has been cleared by the Rugby Football League after being granted “indefinite leave to remain” in the country.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell said: “There is a good chance Jake Webster will be available this weekend. He came through his game with York okay.

“It’s good to have him back. Obviously, he’s a vastly experienced player who has loads of ability and he will add to us, no question.

“Jake will put pressure on the centres but also on the back-rowers as well, as playing him there is something that I’m considering.

Webster, who won eight caps for the Kiwis from 2005-07, spent five seasons with Hull KR before joining Cas on a three-year contract ahead of the start of the 2013 season but he made just seven appearances before being injured.