Australian teammate helping Cheyse Blair to settle in at Castleford

Cheyse Blair in action for Castleford Tigers.
Cheyse Blair in action for Castleford Tigers.

Australian recruit Cheyse Blair is settling in well at Castleford Tigers with a little help from teammate and fellow Aussie Grant Millington.

Centre Blair has been staying with Millington temporarily at his house since arriving mid-season from Australia.

He did not know Grant from his days back home, but is grateful to him for helping him settle quickly in England.

He said: “He has welcomed me in and shown me the ropes.

“The first thing I noticed was he’s a good chef!

“He’s cooking every night and helping me through the week and preparing for games.”

Blair has played alongside Jesse Sene-Lefao before at Manly while he knows a couple of other Super League stars well.

He explained: “I’ve got a mate that plays at St Helens – Joseph Paulo – and a mate that plays at Wakefield. I played all my junior footy with Jacob Miller and I’ve known him since I was about 10 years old. There’s be a bit of rivalry when we play each other.”

Blair has been impressed by Super League.

He added: Super League’s good, the footy’s obviously a lot different to the NRL, but the crowds build the games up and it’s really good to be a part of.

“My first game at home, against Warrington, it was awesome. They say when we’ve got a local derby here, with us against Leeds or us against Wakefield, it’s good. I am looking forward to that.

“Melbourne’s game is built on defence whereas over here it is a bit more free-flowing and they throw the ball around a lot more. I like to get my hands on the ball.”