Tigers snap up Griffin

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NEW Castleford coach Ian Millward has made Huddersfield outside back Josh Griffin his first signing.

The 21-year-old Oxford-born Griffin (pictured), who spent the whole of the 2011 season on loan at Wakefield, has signed a 12-month deal with the Tigers after a proposed move to Crusaders fell through.

“Josh had signed for the Crusaders but when that fell over he became available and we managed to get him before he signed elsewhere so I’m pleased to have got him,” said Millward.

“He is quite a formidable size and he’s a big boy for 21. I’m looking to add size and pace to the squad and he ticks both boxes.”

Griffin will help plug the gap caused by the departure of Willie Isa, who is joining Widnes, while Millward is also looking to sign a second outside back and two forwards.