Snitch leaving Tigers to play in Australia

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STEVE Snitch is joining the exodus of players from Castleford Tigers.

The 28-year-old former Wakefield and Huddersfield forward, who was not offered a new contract by the Tigers, is moving with his family to Australia, where he is expected to play in the Queensland Cup.

Snitch is one of eight confirmed departures from Castleford at the end of this season.

Danny Orr, Ryan Hudson and Nick Youngquest are all retiring while Paul Jackson, Stuart Jones, Josh Griffin and Joe Arundel will continue their careers elsewhere.

The club have already bid farewell to winger Rhys Williams, who has returned to Warrington following the completion of his loan spell, while second rower Lee Mitchell, who is also on loan from the Wolves, has yet to be offered a new deal.

"I've worked it out that there will be 14 players who have played first grade this season who won't be here next year," said coach Ian Millward, who has so far recruited Michael Shenton, Jake Webster, Lee Gilmour, Jordan Tansey and Justin Carney for 2013.