Dorn agrees new deal with Castleford

Luke Dorn
Luke Dorn

Castleford Tigers’ full-back Luke Dorn has signed a 12-month extension to his current contract, keeping him at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle until the end of the 2016 season.

Dorn has been a big hit in his second spell with the Tigers since penning a deal ahead of the 2014 campaign, with the Australian quickly finding a regular spot in the team that reached the Challenge Cup Final and fourth in Super League last year.

He scored 16 tries for Castleford last season and in all has scored 141 in 221 career appearances in Super League.

Injuries have held him back a little in 2015, but the 32-year-old captained the Tigers side recently against Huddersfield Giants in the absence of Michael Shenton.

Dorn said he was thrilled to lengthen his second spell at the club after a previous stint in 2008.

He said: “I am very excited and pleased to have it confirmed.

“I am enjoying my time at Cas and it was a no brainer for me.

“I am just excited that I will continue to be part of what we have created here for another year.”

Head coach Daryl Powell said: “I’m delighted that Luke Dorn has agreed to stay at the club for another year.

“He has shown again this season what a pivotal figure he is for the team when he’s playing well and I’m sure he will continue to do that for the next two years at least.

“His speed in attack has been outstanding and his voice within the group has been a big contributing factor to our improvement as a team.”

Chief executive Steve Gill also commented: “I am really happy that Luke has agreed to stay at the club for another year. He has been really instrumental in a lot of the good things we do here, both on and off the field.

“He is a quality footballer who gives our attack another dimension.”