McMeeken signs new deal with Castleford

Mike McMeeken.

Mike McMeeken.

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Castleford Tigers’ young forward Mike McMeeken has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2018 season.

McMeeken originally joined on a two-year deal from London Broncos, but has impressed in his first season with the Tigers after becoming a first team regular.

The 21-year-old was part of the band of Broncos players who joined the Tigers last season, joining Matt Cook, Scott Moore and Denny Solomona in making the move up north to Castleford.

In 2015, McMeeken appeared in 20 games for the Tigers, scoring twice and he ended the season with 17 straight appearances and became a fans favourite.

McMeeken is pleased to be staying with Castleford for at least another three years.

He said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new deal at this great club. I’m really looking forward to the new season and playing in front of our awesome fans and pushing for silverware,”

“I’m loving every minute here at Cas, this place is my home.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell has been impressed with the youngster since he joined Castleford.

He said: “Mike has proved last year that he is a player with huge potential.

“His professionalism is outstanding as are the qualities in his game that we feel will take him to the top of his profession. I am delighted he has agreed to extend his contract for two further years to continue his growth as a player.”

Tigers chief executive Steve Gill added: “Mike’s progression over the past 12 months has been excellent and we believe he has the potential to earn international honours in the near future.

“It’s great news for the club that he has pledged his future to Castleford Tigers.”