Tigers prop Massey signs contract extension

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Castleford Tigers have received a boost ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Hull FC with news that 23-year-old prop Nathan Massey has signed a one-year contract extension until the end of the 2015 season.

Massey (pictiured) is a product of the Tigers’ youth development system. They signed from Walton Warriors as a 15 year old.

He has made over 60 Super League appearances for the Tigers since he made his senior debut in 2007.

Tigers coach Daryl Powell said: “I am delighted Nathan has extended his contract.

“He is a young player who has come through the system and I really liked the way he took on Jamie Peacock the last time out against Leeds. He fronted up to him and challenged him and I think that is what we need to see more of from the whole team.

“Nathan is a tough kid who has got great footwork and he’s also got some ability with the ball.

“He is a player who has improved significantly over the past few years and one who is still getting better every week.”

Massey said: “I’m over the moon to sign a 12 month extension to my contract with the club.

“I’ve never looked for another club as I’ve never wanted to leave. I’ve got a young family, my partner is happy where I am and she loves the club too so I’m really delighted.

“Discussions on extending my contract started before Daryl was appointed at the start of May. Luckily when he came in he said that he wanted to retain me which was brilliant.”