Tigers swoop for ex-Rovers skipper Finn

Castleford have signed former Featherstone captain Liam Finn. Picture: Bob Nunn.
Castleford have signed former Featherstone captain Liam Finn. Picture: Bob Nunn.

Former Featherstone skipper Liam Finn has been snapped up by Castleford Tigers.

The 30-year-old Ireland captain will play in Super League next season after linking up again with Tigers coach Daryl Powell, the former Featherstone boss.

Goalkicking scrum-half Finn, who had brief spells in the top flight with Halifax and Wakefield, was released by Championship club Featherstone.

Finnn said: “I’m flattered and extremely grateful that a great traditional club like Castleford has given me the opportunity to play in Super League again.

“I didn’t take my chance last time and it has been a long road back.

“I hope to pay that back to the club and the coaching staff with hard work and by proving to them - and to myself - that I am more than capable of being a quality Super League player for them and make the most of a second chance playing at the highest level.”

Finn scored 1,484 points in two spells at Featherstone.

Powell said: “Liam Finn has been a stand-out performer in the Championship for the last four seasons.

“He is an outstanding player in both half-back and hooker positions and will further enhance the quality of our competition in those positions.

“I am supremely confident he will do well in Super League as a result of his professional attitude and skill sets and I’m looking forward to working with him again here at Castleford Tigers.”