Tigers duo sign new contracts

Paul Jackson has signed a new one-year deal.
Paul Jackson has signed a new one-year deal.

CASTLEFORD Tigers props Paul Jackson and Nathan Massey have signed new contracts to stay at the club.

Jackson, 32, has signed a new one-year deal and Massey has signed for a further two years.

Jackson is in his second spell with the Tigers having re-joined from Huddersfield before the 2010 season. He initially played for the club during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

“I’m really pleased to be going round again; I’m really enjoying myself at Cas,” he said.

“I feel that I can still do it physically and I’m enjoying my rugby as much as ever.

“There’s a good bunch of lads here and hopefully we can finish this season on a high and improve again next season.”

Academy product Massey, 22, made his ship his Tigers first-team debut in 2007 as a 17-year-old. Having gained valuable first team experience through loan spells at Featherstone, York, Gateshead and Keighley, he is now hoping to establish himself as a first-team regular at Castleford.

He said: “I’m happy to be staying at Cas. I’ve come through the system here and I never really wanted to go anywhere else.

“There’s a really good platform here for the new coach to build on and I’m glad to be a part of the club’s future.

“I’ve worked hard to get to the position where I am now; getting more Super League game time and hopefully from here I will be able to become a first choice regular in the side over the next couple of seasons.”