Worthington turns down Castleford to stay at Featherstone

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Featherstone Rovers have fought off competition from neighbours Castleford Tigers to retain centre Greg Worthington.

The 22-year-old former Huddersfield Giants player (pictured) has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at Big Fellas Stadium until the end of the 2015 season.

Worthington’s form has attracted significant Super League interest including recent interest from Castleford.

Worthington said: “I feel I have made the right decision to stay at Rovers and commit my future to the club. The club is really going places on and off the field and I want to be part of the journey in helping Rovers achieve our Super League ambitions. I am looking forward to challenging for silverware towards the business end of 2013 and to carry on my development.”

Rovers chief executive Craig Poskitt said: “Greg has put his heart and soul into Rovers since joining the club. He works hard and is continuingly improving his game. It came as no surprise to us that Super League clubs were interested in signing Greg with many wishing to sign him immediately.

“We have moved quickly to retain Greg who thoroughly deserves this contract. Greg is a key member of the squad and we envisage him to remain so for a number of years to come. We are currently in negotiations with other members of the squad regarding contract extensions which we will announce in due course.”