Webster enjoying life with the Tigers

Jake Webster in try scoring action this season for Castleford Tigers.
Jake Webster in try scoring action this season for Castleford Tigers.

Castleford Tigers star Jake Webster puts his impressive form this season down to feeling fit and how much he is enjoying his rugby league with the Castleford Tigers.

Webster, 32, recently signed a one-year contract extension with the Tigers after starting the season in red hot form and has maintained the strong displays, whether used in his primary position of centre or in the back row.

He is happy to fill whatever role asked of him by head coach Daryl Powell and is delighted to be playing his part for Cas.

He said: “I enjoy it in other roles, it keeps me on my toes. But I love centres and I’m really enjoying it this year.

“I feel younger again. My form’s something I will hopefully build on and continue to improve.

“Everyone gets injuries all the time and I’ve had my fair share. I’ve pulled up a bit sore during this year, but no serious injuries so I’m back fighting fit and I am ready to play.”

Webster said he feels gutted for team-mate Ben Roberts, who is now going though an injury nightmare.

He said; “Seeing him back last weekend was fantastic, but to hear the news he’s out is pretty bad.

“He’s a close mate of mine and I really, really feel for him, but I’m pretty sure he’s going to be around to help out in any way he can.

“We’ve had to play without him for the majority of the year. Macca can step up there and we’ve got Rocky and Tom Holmes who can play there - and Millo!

“I’m pretty sure whatever the coaching staff decide to do we’ll put the best side we can out there and make sure we can do it.”

Webster enjoyed the Magic Weekend experience last Saturday and is in favour of keeping the concept in future years.

He added: “It was great. I always enjoy Magic Weekends, the fans came out in droves, which was fantastic. There was a big sea or orange, or amber, as we see every week.

“We love to see them there and they were fantastic. To get the win after going down 14-0 against probably the most dominant side of the year is fantastic for the club and for the boys.

“I just enjoy the concept. It’s great to have every game in one venue, wherever it is.

“I didn’t really like Scotland, that’s the only one I didn’t like. Other than that anywhere will be great.”