Cook aiming to win trophies with Castleford

Matt Cook
Matt Cook

Castleford Tigers forward Matt Cook believes he can win trophies with the club after agreeing a deal to stay at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle for another two years.

Cook, who played in 17 games during the Tigers’ 2015 season, is excited to have agreed a new deal with the Tigers.

He said: “I’m over the moon to be staying at Castleford for the next two years.

“Since joined the club last season I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team. I feel very settled at the club and I think that comes down to the club culture and how tight knit the boys are.

“Last season we narrowly missed out on making the top four in order to push for silverware. I’m really looking forward to the next two seasons at Cas and I truly believe we can go on and win trophies.

“I’d like to thank Powelly, the coaching staff, Steve Gill and the club for giving me the opportunity to extend my stay with the Tigers.”

Cook’s deal is a one-year extension that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Cook joined the Tigers at the beginning of the 2015 season from London Broncos. He had previously spent the 2008 campaign with Castleford on loan from Bradford Bulls.

The 29-year-old started his career with the Bulls in 2003 before moving to Hull KR in 2010. After two seasons in Hull, Cook joined the Broncos where he spent three years making 64 appearances, captaining the club in 2014.

In 2006, Cook made his international debut for England appearing in two games against France and Tonga.

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell said: “Cooky has been a quality signing for us with his energy and athleticism being two great strengths.

“I’m confident he has a whole heap of further development in his game and I am really pleased to extend his deal and secure his services for the next two years.”