Yorkshire news Castleford Tigers boost as Kenny Edwards agrees long term deal PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Tigers have been handed a major boost with one of their standout players committing long term to the club
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Castleford Tigers have secured a major coup after tieing down second-rower Kenny Edwards on a permanent three-year deal. Rugby League Live revealed earlier this week that Edwards was close to committing his future to the Tigers beyond this season after positive talks were held between the player and the club. Edwards was on a season-long loan at Wheldon Road from West Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Giants, but has made a huge impression since linking up with Lee Radford's side in 2022. He has been one of their standout players and with his contract at the Giants expiring, Edwards has been a high-priority retention target for Castleford. After penning his permanent deal with the Tigers, Edwards said his decision to commit to the club was driven by his family becoming settled in West Yorkshire. He said: “It was a hard decision but one I’m comfortable with now. “My kids were missing family and the missus wanted to head home. As the year has gone on, my partner started to come around and enjoy it here. “Parramatta was my home and is all I’d known in the NRL. I didn’t leave there on the best terms and it was hard for me to move on mentally. Since then I’ve struggled to find somewhere I belong.
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. “This feels like home to me and where I belong. I’ve only been here half a year but I’ve played the best football of my whole career here. The biggest thing was it feels like home with the coaching staff and the players. I’ve been searching for that feeling since I left Parramatta.” Having won the Challenge Cup with Catalans Dragons in 2018, Edwards is now aiming to help Castleford claim a major trophy. “Castleford won the League Leaders’ once [in 2017] and couldn’t quite kick on to win the Grand Final that year,” he said. “I was part of the first team to win silverware at Catalans and that was a really special feeling. I’ll always hold that moment close to my heart, to see how proud those fans were. I’d love to do something like that at this club.”
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